The Tawaki Project has been a long time in the making. From the first negotiations with DOC and an initial reccee trip to Beaksea Island in 2003, the project faded in and out of existence. The main problem was – and still is – to get the project funded. Funding for environmental research in New Zealand is not easy to come by.
We have devoted countless hours of our time to the realisation of the Tawaki Project, driven by our passion for New Zealand’s natural heritage and of course the penguins. However, devotion and passion will not pay the costs of for field work. So if you find any joy and stimulation in it, please consider a modest donation — however much you can afford, when it comes from the heart, it’s the kind of gesture that shows us that what we are not alone in our efforts to learn about and help New Zealand’s least known penguin – Tawaki.
If you’d rather get something tangible in return for supporting the Tawaki Project, you can also help us by purchasing some of our cool merchandise. All profits go directly towards the research efforts. Just click the image below to visit our spreadshirt storefront:
If you’re keen to discuss other ways to donate our support for the project, you can contact us via Twitter (@TawakiProject) or Facebook (facebook.com/TawakiProject).