The Galapagos penguin is the second smallest penguin in the world and is endemic to the Galapagos Archipelago, which means that it is found nowhere else in the world. It is also the only penguin species found in the Northern Hemisphere, with some colonies living on the northern tip of Isabela Island.

How does your sponsorship help?

By sponsoring Galapagos Penguins, you will learn more about this unique, but threatened species, while supporting the Charles Darwin Foundation’s work to contribute to their protection, as well as that of other Galapagos species. Threats such as climate change, introduced species, diseases, pollution and fishery activity all put the Galapagos penguin at immediate risk of population decline. In partnership with the Galapagos National Park Directorate, our Population Studies of Marine Birds project is carrying out annual monitoring of this species.

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The ‘Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands’, in French ‘Fondacion Charles Darwin  pour les Iles Galapagos’, Association Internationale sans but lucrative (AISBL), has its registered office at Avenue Louise 54, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Trade Registry # 0409.359.103

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