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African Penguins Win Protection!

African Penguins Win Protection!

The Interior Department announced last week that the African penguin will be listed as an endangered species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Thanks in large part to a legal settlement with Turtle Island Restoration Network and the Center for Biological Diversity concerning a lack of protection for the penguin.

This is great news for African penguins, who have suffered a major decline in population throughout the past several decades — a 95 percent drop since preindustrial times.

The penguins new Endangered Species Act protection will raise awareness about the penguin’s current challenges, increase research and conservation funding, as well as provide oversight of U.S.-approved activities that could harm the species. The African penguin is now one of six penguin species around the world (the Humboldt of Peru and Chile, and the yellow-eyed, white-flippered, Fiordland and erect-crested of New Zealand) to earn protection status.

We would like to extend a big thank you to all Care2 members who are supporters of Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network — you helped make this possible!

 

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8:40AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

good to hear!!

6:08PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

this is awesome news. the good news is that they have been put on the endangered list not that they are endangered

9:29PM PDT on Oct 19, 2010

I seek more news such as this!

12:01PM PDT on Oct 15, 2010

Indeed!

L'union fait la force! One of the greatest quotes from the world.

(Devise de la Belgique, mon 2e chez moi :D)

8:38AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

We Will Save the Wolved hope, we wil also do the same for daulphins and all the Animals ;o). Great News! L'union fait la force!

6:17AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

I believe in collective consciousness. When i hear of this success, I am encouraged to participate in the campaign organized by good people like you. Non violence should become our breath itself. i am waiting for that day. When that day arrives, I wonder how the world would look like. But I am sure the sun, the moon,the stars and all the silent witnesses of the horrors created by us, will be glad that it is all over.

3:06AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

Bravo ! L'union fait la force. Poursuivons nos efforts pour d'autres animaux que l'homme détruit avec ses conneries.

2:56AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

Thank you.

2:23AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

yay for Africa!!!!!

11:20PM PDT on Oct 13, 2010

congratulations,

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