Southland/Stewart Island

Southland is home to many threatened marine creatures, including hector’s dolphins, NZ sea-lions and yellow-eyed penguins – three species that Forest & Bird is working vigorously to protect!

You can help us protect the amazing array of native wildlife in the region – for example you can help out at work days at our Te Rere Yellow-eyed Penguin Reserve in Southland.

Forest & Bird is also advocating for increased pest control in Waitutu Forest in Southland to protect threatened species such as kaka and native mistletoes from being wiped out by introduced pests.

We’re also pushing for greater protection of Doubtful Sound as the threat of hydro-generation on the Waiau river grows.