International Penguin Conference Has Events for the Public!

Written by on August 28, 2013 in Other News

The 8th International Penguin Conference begins next week in Bristol, UK. It will be held at the University of Bristol from the 2nd to 6th of September this year.

African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in Simon's Town, South Africa.

African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in Simon’s Town, South Africa. Photo credit: Emily Tripp.

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:

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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