Most of us imagine penguins to be polar creatures, much more at home in a world of ice and snow than on the sandy beaches and sheep paddocks of the Falklands. Yet this is one of the world’s great penguin capitals: as many as a million penguins nest in the Falklands every summer, representing five of the world’s seventeen species – King, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and Macaroni. What’s more, for the Gentoo, the Falklands are home to the largest population on Earth.
Falklands Conservation work tirelessly to conserve the natural environment of the Falkland Islands, and this includes working alongside many of the penguins that call the islands home. Work includes annual monitoring of breeding penguins, advocating for sustainable management of Falklands marine areas, and caring for penguins which have been oiled at sea.
You can support our work, and the penguins of the Falkland Islands, by making a donation, adopting a penguin, and by joining us as a volunteer or as a member.