The Adorable African Penguin Could Go Extinct by 2035

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Australia, China, Comoros, Cook Islands, European Union, France, India, Japan, Korea, Mauritius, Seychelles, Chinese Taipei, Thailand

There were once millions of breeding pairs of African penguins. The adorable creatures, known for their unique braying call, have habitats all along the coast of southern Africa.  But because of the tragic impacts of reckless human decisions, there are fewer than 11,000 pairs remaining in the wild. If we don't act quickly, the species will go extinct altogether.

Sign now to tell the countries participating in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) to work together to save the African penguin from extinction!

Overfishing is one of the largest contributors to plummeting African penguin populations, which is exactly why members of the SIOFA must take responsibility and act quickly to manage fishing in the region. Other species that the African penguin relies on for food, such as sardines and anchovies, have had populations crash in recent years. But there is still time to save these beloved creatures before it is too late.

Members of SIOFA must act quickly to give this innocent animal a chance at survival. Humans have been responsible for the population's plummet over the last hundred years, but if we work hard, we can also be responsible for helping the species rebound and be saved. Sign the petition now to demand the members of SIOFA save the African penguins!

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