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  • Ensure tour guides, bus drivers and other staff understand the plight of the penguin and are able to brief visitors about proper conduct in the colonies.   

  • Be careful when driving – look out for penguins crossing the roads.

  • When you get back into your car after parking – look under the car to make sure a penguin is not sheltering there.

  • If you see anything of concern around penguin nesting sites, be sure to let the authorities know.

  • If you see a dead or injured penguin report it.  

  • Support the rangers operating in your area by heeding to the conservation signs and by reporting human behaviour which is threatening the birds.

  • Respect the boundaries of the penguin nesting sites.

  • Please contact us if you would like to be involved in our #NOOW campaign.

  • Share your love for penguins by sharing your photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #AfricanPenguin #NOOW

  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share our #NOOW campaign posts.

  • Learn as much as you can about African penguins so that you can share this knowledge with others especially visitors to penguin colonies.

  • Support local communities to create sustainable livelihoods that do not rely on fishing activities that impact the penguin populations.

  • Support the effective management of Marine Protected Areas, especially those that protect penguin nest sites or feeding grounds. Support new protected areas where African penguins can breed and feed.

  • Write letters to Minister Barbara Creecy (South African Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs) Support her to make the right decisions for penguins.

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Image credit: Steven Benjamin

For you to share:

Share the images below to help create awareness for the current status of the African penguin.

More images available here.

Please use #NOOW when posting your photos and videos.

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