Save penguins from extinction

This video says about itself:

1 March 2013

Penguin bloopers – It’s not easy being a penguin, as we soon learnt going through all the material shot for the BBC’s Penguins – Spy in the Huddle, narrated by David Tennant.

From BirdLife today:

Hello Friend,

As a friend of BirdLife International, I wanted to give you the track on a major new global campaign we launched today.

Shockingly, penguins are the second most threatened seabird, after the albatross. Ten of the 18 species are under real threat of extinction. We believe that a world without any of the rich variety of penguin species doesn’t bear contemplating, and are sure you feel the same.

We believe the time to act is now. Will you protect a penguin?

If we don’t act now, the consequences for penguins could be devastating:

  • They’re getting hungrier.  Depletion of food sources, either through overfishing or traditional prey shifting due to rising sea temperatures
  • They’re becoming homeless. Their traditional nesting grounds are no longer safe, leaving them vulnerable to invasive predators
  • They’re getting trapped.  Becoming entangled in fishing nets and drowning while foraging for food

With your support, we will broaden and intensify our work across the world in the following key areas:

  • Creating new colonies, like one in South Africa for the African Penguin, where food sources are more plentiful
  • Providing safe nesting locations for species such as the Yellow-eyed Penguin
  • Identifying and campaigning for the protection of the most important places at sea for penguins in Antarctica

We believe, with your help, that we can make a fundamental difference in the continuing story of these most precious of creatures. Join us, and protect a penguin now.

You can help us make the difference so we can make these precious creatures thrive.

Thank you for whatever you can give.

With best wishes,

Patricia Zurita
CEO, BirdLife International

See also here.

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