News Rockhopper Penguin

First assessment of Endangered Northern...

Sun, 05/02/2012
A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins...

Wed, 11/05/2011
400 penguins remain in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan as their feathers are still in too poor condition for release.

Washed rockhoppers get ready for release

Mon, 18/04/2011
All washed penguins are being kept in newly created pools to swim and feed in the run up to their release back into the wild.

Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011
More equipment arrives on Tristan to help save the oiled penguins.

Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011
The first rockhopper penguins are washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility.

Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011
Experts arrive on Tristan to help save thousands of Northern Rockhopper Penguins affected by the oil spill.

Penguin rehab updates

Tue, 05/04/2011
On this page you can follow progress of the number of penguins leaving the 'rehab' centre and returning to the wild.

First Tristan penguins released from 'rehab...

Tue, 05/04/2011
The first 24 penguins of more than 3,600 admitted to the 'rehab centre' have been released back to the wild.

Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011
The Nightingale Island disaster fighting fund will be used to help the penguins and other wildlife affected by the oil.

Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011
A penguin rehabilitation centre has been set up on the main island of Tristan da Cunha, as fears grow that more than 10,000 have been hit by oil.

Video report from Nightingale Island on oil spill

Wed, 23/03/2011
Where's Andrew TV arrived on Nightingale Island on March 23, 2011. This is what he saw.

Race to save oiled penguins after tanker strikes...

Mon, 21/03/2011
Hundreds of oiled penguins have been found following a substantial oil leak from a grounded cargo vessel on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha