Why are African penguins endangered?
They are listed on the IUCN Red List as "vulnerable" with population trend decreasing. The listed status is not "endangered" at this time. But to try to answer your question. This penguin is listed because it is suffering a rapid decline in it's population. The 21st century started with a tenth of the population that the 20th century started with. This is believed to be due to massive commerical fisheries causing shifts in types, and amounts of prey available to the penguins in their range. Plus, changes in their enviroment, such as water temperature fluctuations, and overall weather changes. Also, two wide spread oil spills in 1994, and 2000 affected over 40 percent of the population of the African Penguins, killing at least 30,000 penguins, that were accounted for. Then of course, the disturbance that man brings to their nesting sites, along with the harvesting of their eggs.
they also eat people
they also eat people
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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) website (refer to the link, below), Emperor penguins are currently designated as "least concern" based on information gathered in 2008.
There are 18 different listings of penguins on the IUCN Red List. The status given to these range from "least concern", to "endangered" with population trend decreasing. So, considering that there are from, 17 to 20, (this number is being debated) species of penguins. I think it's fair to say that, …generally speaking, they are endangered. But, to be completely accurate, it would be helpful if you knew the name of the species of penguin. Then you could check it's listing, and have the complete information for that specific species of penguin. For more information and details see sites listed below. Emperor penguins are endangered no (MORE)
Global warming causes a sudden increase of temperature in theAntarctic. Their home is melting. Additional Information: The food supply is affected by the changesin the water temperatures, moving to stay with the proper current,the Penguins must swim further to find the food necessary to feedtheir y…oung. This increases the stress of raising chicks, causingfewer eggs to be laid, and less chicks surviving to adulthood.Combine that with, people gather their eggs, where they have accessto them, and the general disturbance caused by humans to theirnesting grounds during tourist sightings, and habitat destructioncaused by the general growth along coastal water ways. Plus thewildlife, and introduced species predation on their eggs and young,all make for increased hardship on population growth for mostPenguin species. (MORE)
The Little Blue Penguin, also called the Little Penguin, the Blue Penguin, and the Fairy Penguin, is listed on the IUCN Red List with a status of "least concern". The population trend is not listed. So, if you are asking about this penguin, then its status is not listed as "endangered" at the presen…t time. (MORE)
Only four species of penguins are fully considered to be endangered (ie, imminently in danger of becoming extinct in the wild) by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). However of the 17 species of penguins, all but 5 are considered at least vulnerable or threatened. There are… 17 species of penguins and they are all protected, meaning they cannot be hunted legally, or have their eggs collected. Despite this protection, penguin populations are decreasing, and in some areas they have decreased as much as 80%, but not all are endangered yet. Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the penguin which is most at risk is the Galapagos penguin . It is listed as endangered, and this essentially means it is in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughmost of its range. Currently, the African penguin is also under consideration for being added to this endangered species list. The Southern Rockhopper is under consideration for being included on the threatened list. Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Humboldt penguin is also listed as endangered. Under the IUCN listing, the Erect Crested penguin and the Yellow eyed penguin are listed as endangered. The status of the other penguins is as follows: . Gentoo penguin - Near threatened . Magellanic penguin - Near threatened . Rockhopper penguin - Vulnerable (population declining) . Macaroni penguin - Vulnerable (population declining) . Fiordland crested penguin - Vulnerable (population declining) . Snares Island penguin - Vulnerable (population small but currently stable) . Royal penguin - (Vulnerable - population still recovering from being exploited in the past) . Emperor penguin - Least concern (population stable) . King penguin - Least concern (population stable or increasing) . Adelie penguin - Least concern (population increasing in some regions, decreasing in others) . Chinstrap penguin - Least concern . Fairy penguin - Least concern (MORE)
Blue penguins are not endangered. Also called little or fairypenguins, they can be found in large numbers on New Zealand'sislands and Australia.
Some species of penguins are currently on the endangered list.Climate change and humans are responsible for penguins becomingendangered.
Macaroni penguins are currently not endangered, as there are about18 million of them living in their natural habitat. However,because theses numbers represent a large decrease of the number ofthese birds in the past, they are considered threatened.
There are two types of rock hopper penguins, the Northern andSouthern species. Both types are considered to be in threat ofbeing endangered.
Not all penguins are endangered yet. Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the penguin which is most at risk is the Galapagos penguin . It is listed as endangered, and this essentially means it is in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughmost of its range. Currently, the… African penguin is also under consideration for being added to this endangered species list. The Southern Rockhopper is under consideration for being included on the threatened list. Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Humboldt penguin is also listed as endangered. Under the IUCN listing, the Erect Crested penguin and the Yellow eyed penguin are listed as endangered. The status of the other penguins is as follows: . Gentoo penguin - Near threatened . Magellanic penguin - Near threatened . Rockhopper penguin - Vulnerable (population declining) . Macaroni penguin - Vulnerable (population declining) . Fiordland crested penguin - Vulnerable (population declining) . Snares Island penguin - Vulnerable (population small but currently stable) . Royal penguin - (Vulnerable - population still recovering from being exploited in the past) . Emperor penguin - Least concern (population stable) . King penguin - Least concern (population stable or increasing) . Adelie penguin - Least concern (population increasing in some regions, decreasing in others) . Chinstrap penguin - Least concern . Fairy penguin - Least concern (MORE)
(Updated in 2018) No. According to the IUCN Redlist, the Emperor Penguin's status waschanged from least concern to near threatened due tothe projected effects of climate change - which remain uncertain.
Adelie penguins are not endangered. On the conservation scale of ex --> lc they are at the lc scale - Least concern.
its because of el nino which is when the Equator gets cold and thenhot and that affects their food supplies
ok hi my name is nick an a love penguins a am going to answer your question ok because humans died them by
yes, they are this is due to most of all oil spills which kill thousands of africas penguins
There are 17 different species of penguins. Of these, the Northernrockhopper penguin, the Erect-crested penguin, the yellow-eyedpenguin, the African penguin, and the Galapagos penguin are allendangered.
yes the cute little adorable African Penguin is endangered sadly. Most of them are endangered due to oil spills, predators, less nesting space, fishing, and the collections of guano which is used for their nesting. We can stop the decrease of these adorable creatures by stopping all these causes. We… can mostly help by supporting all the causes trying to do the same thing. please help them!. A penguin protector (MORE)
Chinstrap penguins are not endangered. The conservation status is Least Concern. They live in Antarctica, South Georgia, the Orkney Islands, and other islands in the southern polar region.
the jackass penguin is endangered because the harvesting of eggs has gone out of control. there are also many seals preventing the females from returning to land to feed their young. sometimes young leave their nest to early and are eaten.
20 years ago serve weather fat el nino caused 70% of the penguins to die off
Penguins are endangered for a number of reasons such as . Global Warming- This melts their habitat making it hard for them to find land or somewhere in which they can breed. . Pollution- Ships and other industries dump litter into the sea, polluting the waters in which they live in. A penguin may… choke on a plastic bag, or die from eating a a beer can ring because it is wedged in its throat. . Over Fishing- With Ships over fishing as there is an ever growing demand for food with the evergrowing population of the world, penguins are hahving to go further away from their fishing grounds and for longer, posing many threats to a penguin such as it being eaten or the chick starving to death. . Oil- Oil gets stuck to a pengunis feathers and then when it tries to get it off it ends up suffocating on it or even worse, being poisened. (MORE)
They aren't. Only five species are, including: Galapagos penguin African penguin Humboldt penguin Erect crested penguin Yellow eyed penguin 12 species are not considered endangered.
Because people go to the Galapagos islands for research or fishing,and the penguins get stuck in their nets, plus disturbance anddestruction of environment and discarded wastes.
The King Penguins are listed by the International Union of Conservations for Nature, also known as the IUCN Red List, with a status of "least concern". The population estimates are not currently considered to be within their requirements for declining populations under an "endangered" status. For mo…re details, please see the sites listed below. (MORE)
Emperor penguins are so far listed as least concerned so they are yet to be endangered, they are one of the most common Antarctic penguins. Source: Another Answers.com Q&A However, I have read (I love penguins) that although they are listed as "least concerned", they might soon be (if they are… not already) place on the endangered list due to Global Warming. Emperor Penguins need Sea Ice to survive and breed. Other causes of near endangerment may also include other problems with their natural habitat, oil spills boating incidents, pollution, and hunting. (MORE)
Not yet, the king penguin is currently listed as stable, with populations of at least 300,000
jackass penguins are endangered because extensive fishing in their habitat,oil spills and depriving them of their eggs
Penguins are an endangered species because they live in the South Pole since they need snow to survive. As a result of global warming, all the snow is melting, causing the penguin population to decrease.
There are five endangered penguin species. African, yellow eyed, Humboldt, erect crested and Galapagos are endangered.
No it is not (On the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species it is of Least Concern)
Because of global warming. The penguin's habitat in the ice caps on Antarctica are slowly melting away, and if it's too warm for the penguins they will die. If they live in a warmer climate like Africa or Galapagos, then it is because of people moving into their habitat and hunting them for game.
Macaroni Penguins( like many) are endangered because of man-made pollution, destroying food sources, oil spills, boats, and deforestation.
No. The little Penguin, also known as the "Fairy Penguin", is not endangered. Its conservation status is "Least concern".
Six species of penguins are currently endangered. They are: . Humboldt Penguin . Yellow-eyed Penguin . White-flippered Penguin . Fiordland Penguin . Erect-crested Penguin . Galapagos Penguin
The Galapagos Penguin Also, the African, Humboldt, Erect crested, and yellow eyed penguins are endangered.
Five species out of the seventeen species. Galapagos, African, Humboldt, yellow eyed, and erect crested are endangered.
People building colleges, as well as other real estate development, has had a negative effect on their habitat. Currently (March 2011), the Little Blue Penguins are not endangered, but snipers HAVE been dispatched to protect their habitat from foxes and domestic dogs.
The Royal Penguin is listed as "vulnerable" with a population trend posted as "stable", according to the International Union of Conservation for Nature, or the IUCN Red List. They are not listed on the US Fish and Wildlife Services, or the US FWS, Endangered Species List. They were submitted for app…roval in 2007 along with 12 other species of penguins for listing, but the Royal Penguin wasn't listed. There is hope that the species population will continue to improve with the current conservation efforts in place and further plans for the future. For more details, please see the sites listed below. (MORE)
Of the 1.5-million African Penguin population estimated in 1910, only some 10% remained at the end of the 20th-century. African penguin populations, which breed in Namibia and South Africa, have declined by 95 percent since preindustrial times.Commercial fisheries have forced these penguins to searc…h for prey farther off shore, as well as making them eat less nutritious prey, since their preferred prey has become scarce. Global climate change is also affecting these penguins' prey abundance. As recently as the mid-twentieth century, penguin eggs were considered a delicacy and were still being collected for sale. Unfortunately, the practice was to smash eggs found a few days prior to gathering, to ensure that only fresh ones were sold. This added to the drastic decline of the penguin population around the Cape coast, a decline which was hastened by the removal of guano from islands for use as fertilizer, eliminating the burrowing material used by penguins. Penguins remain susceptible to pollution of their habitat by petrochemicals from spills, shipwrecks and cleaning of tankers while at sea. (MORE)
There are too many oil spills where they live and there food sources are dying out.
Magellanic Penguins are not endangered, but "near threatened". The reason for this is oil pollution, commercial fishing, and climate change. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society more than 40,000 penguins in Argentina died a year in the 1980's due to oil pollution. Over fishing depletes the… ocean of the penguins food supply. When penguins have to swim further in search for food, this is less time they are able to spend nesting and raising their offspring. Offspring often die due to short food supplies. The higher climate change affects the food chain, and also threatens the Magellanic Penguin. When waters become too warm, it depletes the supply of plankton, who feed the fish, who feed the penguins. (MORE)
Yes, penguins are close to being endangered. The problem is with global warming so try to save the world.
The emperor penguin is listed as a species of "least concern", and is in no current danger of extinction.
we save endangered penguins just like we save other animals.if one animal is extinct than an animal eating that animal will go extinct.then more and more animals and soon us one day
by causing less pollution (oil often kills many type of seabirds ) and by keeping dogs away from them
They affect the ecosystem by being a major part of the food chain, especially in areas like Antarctica, where there are not many animals to begin with.
Penguins have been endangered for a long time for many reasons. Some reasons make complete sense, for instance, man-made pollution destroying food sources. Others are surprising, such as deforestation. But there are also a lot of ways people are trying to prevent penguins from becoming extinct. Oi…l spills are probably the biggest problems for penguins. The oil gets on their feathers and they get it in their beaks when they preen. Since they don't fly and must surface often to breathe, penguins are unable to avoid being coated if oil is on the surface of the water. Also their eggs will contain traces of oil in them too. This is a problem because it either kills the embryo inside or the oil deforms the developing chick. Penguins cannot see the oil coming and neither can most humans. On July 23, 2000, the oil tanker "The Treasure" sank, leaving a huge mass of oil. The company SANCCOB, a rehabilitation organization, immediately started helping the penguins. Still, almost 40% of the African Penguin population was oiled. Along the coast of Argentina, Magellanic penguins are killed, not by oil accidents, but by the routine operations of large oil tankers. Empty tankers must fill their tanks with water for (to act as weight) purposes. Then, within about two miles before filling with oil, the oily water must be discharged -- directly into the ocean. (MORE)
Because no one goes to the arctic to hunt penguins and it is material for them to be in that climate so they are not in any harm to make them endangered.
First, penguins are sea birds, not land birds: they are aqua -dynamic, not aero -dynamic. Some penguins breedon Antarctica's beaches. Second, no penguin is listed on anendangered species list.
Yes, these penguins do not do well with sudden changes in climate,so they are put on the endangered list