Protecting penguins

Penguins face many natural and human threats. Two projects in particular highlight IFAW’s efforts to protect vulnerable penguin populations.

Rescuing African Penguin Chicks
On several penguin colonies, including Dyer Island and Stoney Point close to Cape Town in South Africa, chicks that hatch late in the season are frequently abandoned by their parents. When the weather grows warmer, the adults begin their annual moulting during which they are unable to swim and bring food to their offspring.

History of IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team

IFAW has been active in responding to stranding events in and around Cape Cod since the 1980s, when a group of animal welfare and conservation organizations on Cape Cod informally collaborated to respond to stranded marine mammals under the authorization of the New England Aquarium.