Currently, five penguin species are listed as endangered and an additional six are listed as vulnerable. With more than 60 presentations, the conference provides an opportunity for anyone in the field of penguin research or conservation to gather and share ideas and information about new research, conservation techniques, husbandry methods and more in order to help protect these species.
This year, the conference isn’t just for penguin professionals! There are two events that are free and open to the public.
The first is called ‘Penguins on Film’ and will be presented by a panel of penguin experts who will discuss their experiences working with penguins. It will also include video footage of Adelie and Emperor penguins that has been used in TV and movie specials.
The second is an opportunity to meet scientists and conservations who work with African penguins in South Africa and Namibia and will be held at the Bristol Zoo Gardens.
To get excited about penguins, check out this awesome clip about penguin thieves!
To learn more, check out some of these links:
- International Penguin Conference website
- World-leading penguin experts come to Bristol
- World Penguin Day
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