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World Penguin Day

April 25th is World Penguin Day. Yes, these flightless, waddling birds have endeared themselves to humans for many centuries and as a result have a day dedicated to them, to celebrate and help build awareness towards there declining numbers.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Despite penguins being showcased to be in fine fiddle in films like Happy Feet, the Southern Ocean is a vastly unprotected area, where mass fishing is carried out. As penguins’ main source of sustenance is fish, the declining numbers do not help in providing the right levels of nourishment for this fine-finned species.

Currently, Greenpeace are working with the Antarctic Ocean Alliance to lobby governments to come together so that areas like the Ross Sea are protected. This is vital for many penguins and their future prospects of survival. So, just before you watch this fun video of our favourite flightless birds, you can do your bit and help this species by joining the movement to defend our oceans.

If you are interested in making a difference to the environment, Frontier operates dedicated conservation projects worldwide that you can join from 2 weeks to 1 year and make your travel meaningful!

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