The Penguin Project

magellanic penguinHave you heard of The Penguin Project?  Neither had I until I had the opportunity to attend the Wildlife Conservation Expo in San Francisco on October 3rd.  Well, The Penguin Sentinels (formerly the Penguin project) has been established to protect and study the largest Magellanic penguin colony in the world. And for the last 25 years that is exactly what they have been doing.  Here are the numbers from 1983-2008:

A total of 56,289 penguins banded

-42,137 chicks, 2,194 resighted

25,472 eggs measured

174,019 chick measurements

-56,568 individual chicks

443 satellite tags deployed

1,838 books of data

2,358,205 records

Check out The Penguin Sentinels great website!

About The Author

Scott serves as Director of Development & Communications for Audubon Canyon Ranch (focusing on preservation, education and conservation science) and has almost fifteen years of experience spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in biotech, wildlife conservation and management, communications, and philanthropy. In addition to a strong track record in organizational growth and leadership, he is the founder of Urban Bird Foundation and Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, and presided over ECHO Fund, a coastal protection and restoration organization, as President for four years. Scott holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Policy, degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences, and has complemented his studies with a Master's certificate in Environmental Resource Management.

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