The Trust has a comprehensive coastal conservation programme. Measures include the following:
- Habitat restoration: The Trust’s work involves the conservation of yellow-eyed penguin breeding habitats.
- Predator control: Introduced predatory mammals pose a serious threat to all New Zealand birds.
- Research projects: A variety of research projects have been undertaken to learn more about the penguins.
- Threats: One thousand years ago, humans unwittingly brought to New Zealand many threats to add to the penguins’ plight.
- Nursery: The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust established a plant nursery to grow plants for revegetating yep habitats.
- Education:The Trust provides information on penguin conservation to the public, and advocates for the yellow-eyed penguins’ ongoing protection.