Fiordland cresteds endangered now

The New Zealand Department of Conservation has now added the Fiordland crested penguin to their nationally endangered list. These rare breed of penguins were threatened before but because of human-induced threats (such as fisheries) and introduced predators, their numbers are dwindling. There was speculation last year that conservation groups were trying to get a lot of species of penguins onto the endangered lists. Hopefully their situations will improve. Maybe Munroe will be the Fiordland crested penguins’ savior.

Credit: mouse han at flickr

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