New health research to help save African penguins from extinction

African Penguins in Namibia – a hint of courtship ©J Kemper

Research involving Aberystwyth University academics is investigating the part disease and pollution are playing in the decline in the African penguin population, a species which faces extinction within the next thirty to eighty years.

The international project looking at the health reasons for the ongoing fall in the birds’ numbers has kicked off with an official launch and the start of field surveys.

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