Humboldt penguins need protection – NOW!
It looks like more actions and contacts will be possible again this year on World Penguin Day. Sphenisco therefore asks all penguin friends and its members to make the protection of the Humboldt penguins a topic around 25 April and to organise actions to raise awareness.
Currently, the main breeding areas in northern Chile continue to be contested politically and legally. Conservationists, scientists, citizens of coastal villages and environmental groups are now well organised and also very effective. Unfortunately, this does not mean that the urgently needed marine protection zone can finally be enforced (see also https://sphenisco.org/en/
The protest movement in Chile needs international support. Therefore, we ask to make the ongoing threat to the habitat public and to support the petition "Humboldt penguins finally need protection!" by "Save the Rainforest". World Penguin Day might be a suitable opportunity to highlight this topic to our zoo-visitors and a wider public). https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1245/chile-give-humboldt-penguins-the-protection-they-need
SPHENISCO will be happy to provide further information and materials - as in the past. If possible, please inform us about your plans.
Thanks a lot in advance for your support!
The Board (Gabriele Knauf, Dr. Christina Schubert, Klaus Blumer)