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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Lloyd Spencer
dc.contributor.authorLeichter, Jill Holtzman
dc.date.available2011-04-18T21:13:31Z
dc.date.copyright2011
dc.identifier.citationLeichter, J. H. (2011). The Yellow-eyed Penguin: A Review of Research and Policy (Thesis, Master of Science). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1636en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1636
dc.description.abstractThe latest research on penguin evolution and yellow-eyed penguin genetics is presented and makes the case for unique conservation initiatives. A thorough count of the population in the sub-Antarctic islands has not taken place for twenty years and a top priority for the yellow-eyed penguin is an accurate count of the total population. In light of communication breakdowns and disjoints with science, yellow-eyed penguin conservation documents from the Department of Conservation are re-evaluated and the efficacy of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust’s habitat restoration efforts is critiqued. More intensive management of yellow-eyed penguins is recommended and suggestions for a more integrative, responsive, big-picture approach to future management of the yellow-eyed penguin are presented. The theoretical component informed the two creative components of this thesis. The first is a yearlong blog called Penguin Hospital (penguinhospital.com) that focused on the ecology and intensive management of Katiki Point on the north Otago Coast. The blog includes photographs and stories about nature, ecology and the penguin hospital at Katiki Point. The second project is a children’s book called Penguin Hospital for older primary school children. Using a calendar approach to a year at Katiki Point and photographs to illustrate monthly stories, the book describes the life cycle of the yellow-eyed penguin, the ecology of the Otago coast, and ongoing activities at the penguin hospital at Katiki Point.
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dc.language.isoen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
dc.relation.urihttp://penguinhospital.com/
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dc.subjectyellow-eyed penguin
dc.subjectDepartment of Conservation, NZ
dc.subjectYellow-eyed Penguin Trust
dc.subjectKatiki Point, Moeraki
dc.subjectRosalie Goldsworthy
dc.subjectpenguin rehabilitation
dc.titleThe Yellow-eyed Penguin: A Review of Research and Policy
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2011-04-18T00:50:33Z
thesis.degree.disciplineDepartment of Science Communication
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
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otago.openaccessOpen
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