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South Otago

Brown Creeper
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Brown Creeper. Photo: Alzira Alaniz

South Island
Yellow eyed penguin, Photo: Craig Mckenzie

Yellow eyed penguin, Photo: Craig Mckenzie

The South Otago branch helps in the protection of the unique lowland and coastal ecosystems in the southeastern part of the South Island.

The region is home to species such as the endangered yellow-eyed penguin and the NZ fur seal.

Besides weed and pest control in the local reserves, the branch also organises open information events to the community.

Get involved

Your help is welcome in a number of hands-on projects. Typical conservation activities include weeding and planting in reserves and monitoring of penguin nests. You are also welcome to attend our monthly presentations and participate in our photography competition or plant stalls. Check out our newsletters for more information on how to get involved.

You can also get involved in one of the many activities in the Catlins Summer Programme. Details below:

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