16 Nov 2015

Saving the Humboldt Penguin in Central Chile

By Veronica.Anadon

Please help CODEFF achieve on the ground conservation by supporting their campaign #PenguinProject.

The world is losing one of the main breeding colonies of the Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti in Central Chile. CODEFF (BirdLife in Chile) is taking action now on Isla Pájaro Niño de Algarrobo and needs your help.

Your support will allow CODEFF to address threats at this Important Bird and Biodiversity Area through training local fishermen and other community members in ecotourism, invasive species control, and bird monitoring.

The Humboldt Penguin lives in the chilly Humboldt Current along the Pacific Coast of Peru and Chile. Safe breeding sites are key to the species survival. This site is threatened by human disturbance and an artificial breakwater that provides invasive rodents easy access to the island where they feed on the seabirds’ eggs. Through this campaign CODEFF and area residents can ensure a healthy Penguin population for years to come.

The Humboldt Penguin needs our support – take action through the campaign #PenguinProject link here, share with others and spread the word. On behalf of CODEFF and the Humboldt Penguin Thank you!