Today we buried Janice Jones, the founder of what now is Penguin Rescue. She came to Moeraki in 1982 with her husband Bob and started working for the penguins here. They trapped for introduced predators, planted what is now a 1 ha and 2 ha forests where our penguins now live and started to rehabilitate starving, injured and sick penguins releasing them back into the wild when they well again. Here in the photo she is feeding Diesel Dick and is mate Sweetpea who both came back and started breeding at Katiki Point and produced 29 chicks together. Janice and Bob's efforts created the now largest yellow-eyed penguin colony on the South Island and many of Diesel and Sweetpea's descendants are still here - including a new chick from one of his sons. Janice was a penguin hero in so many ways as she pioneered many of the conservation ideas we still implement successfully today. We indeed stand on a giant's shoulders and are privileged to continue developing and protecting her legacy. RIP dear Janice, the penguins and we will be missing you - thank you so much for everything!