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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Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes2 years ago

good to hear!!

jennifer curtis
jennifer curtis4 years ago

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

Joy Dantine
Joy Dantine5 years ago

I seek more news such as this!

Elise Lanciault-Breton
Elise L.5 years ago


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

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

Marie Helene Z.
Marie Helene Z.5 years ago

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!

Brunschwig k.
Komala B.5 years ago

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.

Dany V.
Dany VINCENT5 years ago

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

malandruccolo l.
malandruccolo l.5 years ago

Thank you.

Lori Mc Donald
Lori mc donald5 years ago

yay for Africa!!!!!

Anna K.
Anna K.5 years ago