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Seabird species face extinction in remote UK islands
They are more exotic than the gulls, gannets and terns of Britain's home coastlines, but many of the fascinating and charismatic species of birds on the remote shores of UK overseas territories are now close to extinction. In a report to the government, the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) warns 33 species of birds, including penguins, parrots and albatrosses, are now critically endangered across the remnants of the empire. And that means we have a duty to fulfil... more...
First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill
A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated. more...
Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins still need care
400 penguins remain in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan as their feathers are still in too poor condition for release. more...
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BirdLife International (2013) Country profile: St Helena (to UK). Available from: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/st-helena. Checked: 2013-06-20