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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. If we have the permission, the recipient will also receive species-specific adoption emails and 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 penguin 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 staff working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, all merchandise is sent on a weekly basis.

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Add a book to your adoption

Marti the Hammerhead Shark- Aimed at 7-11-year-olds, but enjoyed by many ages, this beautifully illustrated story follows Marti, a young scalloped hammerhead shark, on her journey from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island, Costa Rica. It is sure to capture a child’s imagination and teach them more about the marine life of Galapagos.

The Galapagos: A Natural History – This fantastic book by Henry Nicholls gives a brilliant overview of the history of the Enchanted Isles. From their volcanic origin all the way through to the arrival and impact of humans, The Galapagos: A Natural History is a must-read whether you are a first time visitor or an old Galapagos hand.

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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. If we have the permission, the recipient will also receive species-specific adoption emails and 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 penguin toy appearance may differ from the photo depending on availability. There is free postage and packaging for adoptions going to UK addresses.