The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust will employ a researcher to find out why yellow-eyed penguin numbers are decreasing near Stewart Island, following a $15,335 funding boost from Real Journeys ‘Cruise-for-a-Cause’ initiative.
Real Journeys has been recognised as the best in the business at the Tourism Export Council Conference Awards Dinner, held in Dunedin this year. Real Journeys was named ‘Operator of the Year’, which for the first time was a joint honour.
With one of the world’s most endangered birds flown from Whenua Hou (Codfish Island) to be a mystery guest, the ‘Birds of a Feather’ charity ball organised by Real Journeys, was clearly never going to be your ordinary ball - and the sold-out event raised over $35,000.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Real Journeys are looking for conservation minded people for a unique Discovery Expedition to take part in the Dusky Sound Conservation and Restoration Programme on 3 September 2015.
Queenstown’s TSS Earnslaw heads on her annual survey next week, after being awarded a Qualmark Enviro Silver, (New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality). Silver represents exceptional levels of resource management and social responsibility.