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Galapagos Penguin Postal Adoption

£35.00

About Galapagos Penguins

The Galapagos penguin is the world’s only penguin species to live north of the Equator. Unlike other penguins, they can survive this tropical climate because of the cold water currents that circulate around Galapagos. Often seen flying through the water, they are a popular species amongst both locals and tourists. 

As with many Galapagos species, it is endemic to the Islands, meaning they only live in Galapagos. They are currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. This is due to a range of issues, including bycatch by local fisheries, pollution and climate change. The significance of the latter is having an increased impact, causing severe El Niño weather events that reduce numbers of prey items. 

How an adoption helps

By adopting a Galapagos penguin today, you can help to protect this species and other wildlife on the Islands. We work on a range of projects that are helping protect Galapagos penguins, as well as the marine environment. This includes assessing the risk of marine plastic pollution to Galapagos penguins as part of our Plastic Pollution Free Galapagos programme. Assessing the impact of plastics on penguins, as well as other marine species, is crucial to informing future management decisions. Buying an adoption could help to make this possible. 

The adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a soft toy. The recipient will also receive email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about Galapagos penguins, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, the sea lion toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability. There is free postage and packaging for adoptions going to UK addresses. 

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Please note, due to remote working in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there may be delays in posting.

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About Galapagos Penguins

The Galapagos penguin is the world’s only penguin species to live north of the Equator. Unlike other penguins, they can survive this tropical climate because of the cold water currents that circulate around Galapagos. Often seen flying through the water, they are a popular species amongst both locals and tourists. 

As with many Galapagos species, it is endemic to the Islands, meaning they only live in Galapagos. They are currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. This is due to a range of issues, including bycatch by local fisheries, pollution and climate change. The latter is having an increased impact, causing severe El Niño weather events that reduce numbers of prey items. 

How an adoption helps

By purchasing a Galapagos penguin adoption today, you can help to protect this species and other wildlife on the Islands. We work on a range of projects that are helping protect Galapagos penguins, as well as the marine environment. This includes assessing the risk of marine plastic pollution to Galapagos penguins as part of our Plastic Pollution Free Galapagos programme. Assessing the impact of plastics on penguins, as well as other marine species, is crucial to informing future management decisions. Buying an adoption could help to make this possible. 

The Galapagos penguin adoption pack includes a fact file full of information on this species, a personalised certificate and a soft toy. The recipient will also receive email updates via our monthly e-Newsletter about the conservation work we are doing in Galapagos. If you wish to find further information about Galapagos penguins, you can do so on our species page here

Please note, the sea lion toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability. There is free postage and packaging for adoptions going to UK addresses.