Campaign Summary

Some Southern Rockhopper Penguin nesting colonies have recently shown dramatic falls in the number of breeding pairs. The Falkland Islands once housed the stronghold for Southern Rockhopper Penguins, but over the last 60 years, numbers have declined by 90 percent.

A number of threats may be contributing to the declining populations of the Southern Rockhopper Penguin, although the importance of individual threats and how they interact to impact penguin populations are currently poorly understood.

Protecting the remaining colonies in the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas will be critical for this species.

This conservation photography campaign aims to contribute to the ongoing mission to protect Southern Rockhopper Penguin nesting colonies by providing visual communication and storytelling assets that assist in building alliances, influencing policy, and raising funds.

Campaign Photography

Campaign Partners

Unprotected: Kayapo Territory - Brazil: Partners

Campaign Action

Unprotected: Rockhoppers - Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas
Unprotected: Rockhoppers - Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas
Unprotected: Rockhoppers - Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas

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When Neil's optic nerve signals his trigger finger to capture an image it begins a generous chain
reaction of events that lead to gorgeous magazine and online articles, banners wrapped around
buildings, students finding purpose, better friendships, more sea turtles in the ocean, and bigger
love for our blue marble home.

Wallace J. Nichols, New York Times Bestselling Author