Today is World Penguin Day, which aims to raise awareness for the importance of conserving penguins’ natural habitats.
The day coincides with the Adelié penguins’ return to Antarctica after months spent at sea – the area is home to 10,000 species, including Adelié and emperor penguins, but is under threat from human interference.
World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.
This is going to be a very short “Best” list, since I already have two previously published lists that are applicable: