Protectors of the Penguins

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Protectors of the Penguins


  Last updated September 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm


Selected for SCINEMA 2018 Community Program

Jessie Ayles and Meigan Henry (UK)

Meet the people who stand between the world’s last wild populations of African penguins and extinction. Over the past century, the seabird’s population has dropped almost 95 percent.  Near Stoney Point on South Africa’s Western Cape, Cuan McGeorge and his colleagues monitor the breeding colony for injured birds. Every bird they successfully save bolsters the species’ potential for the future.


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