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Penguins: Natural history and conservation
Borboroglu, P.G.; Boersma, P.D. (Ed.) (2013). Penguins: Natural history and conservation. A Samuel and Althea Stroum Book. University of Washington Press: Seattle & London. ISBN 978-0-295-99284-6. 328 pp.
Part of: A Samuel and Althea Stroum Book. University of Washington Press: Seattle & London, more

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Keywords
    Colonies; Conservation; Distribution; Life history; Penguins; Population number; Protection; Species; Survival; Taxonomy; Marine

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  • Borboroglu, P.G., editor
  • Boersma, P.D., editor

Abstract
    Penguins, among the most delightful creatures in the world, are also among the most vulnerable. The fragile status of most penguin populations today mirrors the troubled condition of the southern oceans, as well as larger marine conservation problems: climate change, pollution, and fisheries mismanagement. This timely book presents the most current knowledge on each of the eighteen penguin species--from the majestic emperor penguins of the Antarctic to the little blue penguins of New Zealand and Australia, from the northern rockhopper penguins of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans to the Galápagos penguins of the equator--written by the leading experts in the field. The discussion of each species includes the life history, distribution, population sizes and trends, and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status, as well as threats to survival and legal protections, if any. The book also provides information on current conservation efforts, outlines the most important actions to be taken to increase each population's resilience, and recommends further research needed to protect penguins along with the living creatures that share their environment.

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