9th Circular, 20 May 2019


Welcome to this 9th Circular for the 10th International Penguin Conference being held in Dunedin, New Zealand 24 – 28 August 2019.

This circular is a reminder that the Early Bird Registrations close on 24 May so register now! It also contains information about an additional field trip and exhibitors and poster presentations.


Remember that the conference registration is now open and early bird closes this Friday, 24 May 2019.


Te Rere Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve in The Catlins. 28-30/8/19

Join caretaker Fergus Sutherland on a two day fully catered trip to visit the Forest and Bird Society’s Te Rere penguin reserve on the remote Catlins Coast.

This is an opportunity to see penguins, contribute to their conservation by helping with an annual count and to learn about this long term conservation project.

Field trip cost $500 per person.

Numbers are strictly limited to eight people, so email fergussutherland@icloud.com for how to register.


A variety of businesses will display their products during the conference. Here are some that will be there:

TechnoSmArt is specialised in the development and production of miniature GPS loggers, accelerometers, magnetometers, and TDRs which have been deployed for tracking birds, mammals and wildlife in general. Our products are especially designed to meet the needs of wildlife biologists that require easily configurable instruments, with extremely low power consumption and high performances.

Wildlife Computers is the leading provider of advanced wildlife telemetry solutions. Propelled by its mission to promote the sustainable use of our global environment, Wildlife Computers creates the most innovative marine technologies that empower data-driven decisions. Wildlife Computers provides unique consultative services, an unsurpassed commitment to quality, and impeccable customer service to get you the data you need when you need it.

Lotek is a world leader in the design and manufacture of wildlife monitoring systems. Their innovative and internationally recognized satellite, acoustic, archival and radio monitoring solutions allow researchers to track animals of almost any size in most environments.


If your poster has been accepted for presentation at the conference, and you have not confirmed your will attend and present it, please do so by email so we can ensure it is included in the conference programme.



Thanks to the generosity of the Global Penguin Society, we were able to distribute five travel bursaries to delegates in assistance of their registration and travel to the conference. Delegates chosen are from Brazil, UK and USA and each will be presenting an oral at the conference.


Little penguin preparing to moult. Katiki Point, NZ, March 2015. Image © Jason Wilder

Little penguin preparing to moult. Katiki Point, NZ, March 2015. Image © Jason Wilder

Local organising committee:

   Lloyd S Davis, Phil Seddon, Yolanda van Heezik (University of Otago)
   Thomas Mattern (University of Otago/Global Penguin Society)
   Bruce McKinlay (Department of Conservation)
   Sue Murray (Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust)
   Philippa Agnew (Oamaru Penguin Colony)
   Hoani Langsbury (Pukekura Trust)

International Scientific Committee:

   Peter Barham (University of Bristol)
   Dee Boersma (University of Washington)
   Pablo Garcia Borboroglu (Global Penguin Society, CONICET)
   Lloyd Davis (University of Otago)
   Sue Murray (Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust)
   Phil Trathan (British Antarctic Survey)
   Heather Urquhart (New England Aquarium)
   Lauren Waller (Leiden Conservation Fellow, SANCCOB)