Study shows how network of marine protected areas could help safeguard Antarctic penguins

New research led by BirdLife International, the University of East Anglia (UEA) and British Antarctic Survey highlights how a proposed network of marine protected areas could help safeguard some of the most important areas at sea for breeding Antarctic penguins. The findings, published today in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, show that if all […]

Gentoo penguins are four species, not one, say scientists

South Georgia Gentoo penguins (P. poncetii) live in more northerly habitats where conditions are milder, than their Southern Gentoo cousins which live on the Antarctic ice. Credit: Gemma Clucas Gentoo penguins should be reclassified as four separate species, say scientists at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, after analysing the genetic […]

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest species of penguins in the world The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results released Friday showed. The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest species of penguins in the world, measuring up to […]