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Tag: World Penguin Day

  • Friday, April 26th 2019 - 06:16 UTC

    Meet the Falkland Islands penguins

    King Penguins at  Volunteer Point - Falkland Islands (Pic D.Pettersson)

    By Chloe May - On 25 April every year, people around the world celebrate World Penguin Day - a day to raise awareness of the plight these flightless birds are currently facing. This takes place at the same time as the annual northern migration of Antarctica’s Adelie penguins and was created as a way for researchers at an American research centre on Ross Island to pass time and raise awareness.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2019 - 10:38 UTC

    World Penguin Day: raise awareness with the hashtag #WorldPenguinDay

    According to the State of Antarctic Penguins Report 2017, there is estimated to be 12 million penguins

    World Penguin Day is observed annually on April 25 recognizing the aquatic birds. In the world, there are 17 species of penguins with Southern hemisphere as their natural habitat. April 25 was chosen as World Penguin Day as it marks the date when Adelie penguins begin their migration northward toward Antartica.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2017 - 08:10 UTC

    Twelve million penguins in Antarctica, according to the 2017 SOAP report

    SOAP report collected data from 660 or more sites across the Antarctic continent and draws on current scientific data, including 3,176 records from 101 sources

    April 25 is World Penguin Day, timed to coincide with the annual northward march to the sea of Antarctic penguins, as autumn edges toward winter in that part of the world. There are 12 million penguins in Antarctica, according to a new report – the inaugural State Of Antarctic Penguins 2017 (SOAP) report – also released on Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2017 - 07:45 UTC

    On World Penguin Day scientists call for more protection of Antarctic wildlife

    “Penguins are great ambassadors for understanding the need to conserve Southern Ocean resources,” said Christian Reiss, an Antarctic fisheries biologist at NOAA

    The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day. The flightless seabirds—a favorite with children for their clumsy, waddling gait—offer a useful yardstick for researchers to judge the health of their habitat

  • Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 07:51 UTC

    Penguin Day, April 25; Falklands one of the great penguin capitals

    The majestic King penguins at Volunteer Point

    April 25 is one of two days dedicated to the adorable, waddling birds. April 25 is World Penguin Day while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day.In addition to two penguin days, there are believed to be 17 penguin species, ranging from the Little Blue Penguin to the mighty Emperor Penguin. And several of these are threatened by climate change.

  • Friday, April 26th 2013 - 14:48 UTC

    Falkland Island's Conservation review and appeal on World Penguin Day

    Gentoo, Rockhopper and Magellanic are widespread in rookeries along the Falklands

    This week penguins are celebrated through World Penguin Day (Thursday April 25) and Sarah Crofts from Falklands Conservation explains why more research is desirable on them in the Islands.