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African Penguin Spheniscus demersus

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The above map shows the simulated distribution for the (Spheniscus demersus) for the present based on recent observed climate change. The map is generated by relating the species current range to current climate simulations.

See the methodology linked below for further details on the methods used for simulating the potential future range changes.

BirdLife International's climate change pages
IPCC Assessment reports

The modelling and mapping work presented here was undertaken at Durham University with funding from RSPB and using bird range data provided by the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen. The MacArthur Foundation funded the production of these maps on this web-page. Anyone wishing to use these maps for any purpose should contact Dr Stephen G. Willis in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University.

BirdLife International and Durham University (2014) Species climate change impacts factsheet: Spheniscus demersus. Downloaded from on 11th July 2014.

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List status Endangered
Family Spheniscidae (Penguins)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1758)
Population estimate 52000
Population trend Decreasing
Range estimate (breeding/resident) 9,400 km2
Country endemic? No
links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Additional Information on this species