Here at K.O.R.I we are doing our best to protect and learn more about the incredible marine life that exists around Kaikōura.
However, effective conservation always requires a hand from the local community, and the smallest gestures can make a huge difference to some of our local species.
Here are just a few ideas of how you can help K.O.R.I protect Kaikōura’s wildlife for future generations:
- Beach litter collections – fishing hooks and nets, plastic bags and all the other litter found on our beaches can have devastating implications for wildlife, so if you see it – remove it!
- Obey Department of Conservation signposting – dogs and cats pose a serious threat to little blue penguins in particular, so keep yours away from signposted areas. And when you encounter wildlife, enjoy it from a distance – getting too close can cause undue stress, preventing animals from performing vital tasks.
- Attend a P.E.A.P – as well as a fun evening out, education is key to spreading the word about protecting the little blue penguin. Learn more about our P.E.A.P.s.
- Sponsor a penguin – sponsoring one of our Little Blues is a great way to get more involved with the colony, find out how you can do this here.
- Report a Hector’s dolphin sighting – help K.O.R.I.’s research into this rare and endangered species by reporting your sightings!