New Zealand was once filled with birds. Today their extinction rates are distressingly high: 34 percent of native land and freshwater birds and five percent of sea birds have been lost.
Inhabiting both sea and land, penguins are a unique measure of how healthy and viable our environment is — nature’s own early warning system. Scientists at the Institute of Marine Science are researching ways to restore and sustain our marine environments by studying Kororā, better known as Little Blue Penguins.
By gifting a Present for a Penguin card to your loved ones this holiday season, you will help the world’s littlest penguins make a gigantic contribution to the recovery and preservation of our uniquely New Zealand surroundings. Choose from three projects:
To make sure your penguin cards are in Santa’s sleigh in time for Christmas delivery, please ensure your donation is received by the 15 of December (NZ) or 4 December (International). A blank card will be sent to the receipt address for you to personalise for your friends and family.