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African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), Tourist attraction at Boulders Beach, South Africa

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), Tourist attraction at Boulders Beach, South Africa

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Uploaded 16 Mar 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The African Penguin (the only penguin species breeding in Africa) is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. The African Penguin is listed in the Red Data Book as an endangered species. While million of penguins existed at the beginning of the last century, the total population fell to 200 000 in the year 2000; ten years later, in 2010, the number was estimated to be only at 55000 (about 21 000 pairs estimated in ...
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