African Penguin Emerging From The Sea

African Penguin Emerging from water_PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer

An African penguin come ashore at its breeding colony after a day spent feeding offshore. As fish stocks continue to be over-exploited, these birds have to travel further and work harder to catch sufficient prey. This is having a negative impact on the health and body condition of the penguins and reduces breeding success rates. Protecting penguin feeding grounds is imperative and supporting the creation of effectively managed marine protected areas will also support seabird conservation.