You can adopt five Adélie penguins – a mix of male and female individuals from a colony of 500-600 at the Dumont d’Urville base on Pointe Géologie archipelago, in an area of the Antarctic known as Adélie land. We are monitoring the colony to find out how they are adapting to climate change.
The threats to Adélie penguins
Climate change. Rising global temperatures mean the sea ice is melting, taking away precious nesting grounds and affecting vital food sources such as krill – tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that feed off algae found on the underside of ice sheets.
Overfishing. International fishing fleets are plundering fish stocks and removing krill at an alarming rate.
How you are helping the Adélie penguins
£5 a month could pay for helicopter fuel for one hour when tracking penguins across the rugged Antarctic terrain.
Whats in your Adopt A Penguin pack
When adopting the Adélie penguins through the WWF penguin adoption scheme, you will receive a WWF Adopt A Penguin gift containing:
– A gorgeous soft toy of your penguin
– A fact booklet about your adopted penguin
– A print of your adopted penguin
– A greetings card
– Tips on how you can lead a greener lifestyle
– Updates on your penguin in the WWF 4-monthly newsletter called Insight