New Park in Argentina Protects 500,000 Penguins

The government of Argentina will create a new marine park along the coast of Patagonia, reports the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society. Located in Golfo San Jorge, the park will protect more than half a million penguins and other rare seabirds.

 

The park, which includes 250 square miles (647 square kilometers) of coastal waters and nearby islands along nearly 100 miles (160 kilometers) of shoreline, is a nesting and feeding ground for about quarter million pairs of Magellanic penguin, representing roughly 20 percent of the entire species.

[via Mongabay]

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