Certificate requests may be slower than usual as the team is currently on Ascension Island with very little internet access. We appreciate your patience as we work our way through requests. We will return to the office on the 16th of May.

Certificate requests may be slower than usual as the team is currently on Ascension Island with very little internet access. We appreciate your patience as we work our way through requests. We will return to the office on the 16th of May.

Penguin Watch

Count penguin adults, chicks and eggs in far away lands to help us understand their lives and environment.

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Select a workflow button here to help us counts penguins, chicks and eggs (select Time-lapse cameras) or rockhopper penguins and their predators (select Rockhopper Fiesta). This will help us understand penguin population changes and shifts in their survival rates and their breeding timing.

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The nice thing is that anyone older than about 5 years old can contribute to penguin conservation. Choose whether you would like to count penguins on time-lapse camera images or our special projects. Be warned it is mildly addictive, but it’s for a great cause!

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About Penguin Watch

Welcome to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean!

Penguins - globally loved, but under threat. Research shows that in some regions, penguin populations are in decline; but why? Select a 'workflow' project under "Get started" to begin monitoring penguins, and help us answer this question. With over 100 sites to look after, we need your help now more than ever!