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South Africa’s penguins heading toward extinction; will no-fishing zones help?

With just 10,000 breeding pairs left, the endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) could be extinct in the wild by 2035 if the current rate of population decline continues.

Ten year fishing limit around African penguin colonies gets thumbs-up

The government’s decision to limit fishing in the waters around South Africa’s six African penguin colonies will give the endangered birds a better chance to recover their dwindling population, said BirdLife South Africa.