- Adelie penguins are classed as least concern with around 7,580,000 left in the world.
- They are affected by climate change and fisheries.
- Adélie penguins numbers are increasing in Antarctica. However, in areas where climate change is established, Adélie populations have fallen by more than 65% in the past 25 years.
- By protecting Adélie penguins we’re helping look after their ocean environment, which is good for all the wildlife that depends on it.
- Adélie penguins are a vital part of the Antarctic food chain – they eat tiny creatures like krill and small fish, and are a source of food for predators like leopard seals and killer whales.
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