10 Apr '11, 7pm

South Africa's photo-op penguins show signs of decline

Sunday April 10, 2011, 12:42 pm Africa's nesting penguins were reclassified as endangered last year after their numbers were nearly wiped out, likely as a result of competition for food from commercial fisheries and shifting fish stocks. The article also states: "The African Penguins have been decreasing, by 60 percent now, since 2004, so that's why we are all very worried," said Lorien Pichegru of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. They noticed the African Penguin was decreasing in 2004, yet commerical fisheries continue to overfish, unregulated. Further, with oil spills, and toxins in the ocean, that mammals swim in and feed upon, what does anyone think is the inevibable conclusion? Every species is in danger. The fight has to be against the powerful industries that threaten are air, water, food, wildlife, and us. Our legislatures who fail to provide...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/951765832/2773220

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