One of the best loved penguin species in the Falklands – the charismatic southern rockhopper penguin is our logo at Falklands Conservation and our flagship species. You can follow the dedicated research undertaken by Falklands Conservation to learn more about this special penguin.
A Species Action Plan for southern rockhopper penguins at the Falkland Islands has been completed and is now available for download.
New: A recent paper showing the dispersal of wintering crested penguins from the Falkland Islands and South Georgia is available to read at this open access link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jbi.12279/full
Ratcliffe, N., Crofts, S., Brown, R., Baylis, A.M.M., Adlard, S., Horswill, C., Venables. H., Taylor P., Trathan. P.N., Staniland, I.J. 2014. Love thy neighbour or opposites attract? Patterns of spatial segregation and association among crested penguin populations during winter. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12279.
The island wide census 2010 results can be viewed at: Baylis, A. M.M., Wolfaardt, A. C., Crofts, S., Pistorius, P. A., Ratcliffe, N. 2013. Increasing trend in the number of Southern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes c. chrysocome) breeding at the Falkland Islands. Polar Biology 36: 1007–1018. Or click on the link below:
|Southern Rockhopper Penguin Population at the Falklands: Island Wide Census 2010||419.32 KB||1594|
Breeding pairs were counted at all 35 colonies in the Falkland's archipelago in late October and early November. Initial results show an increase in breeding pairs at certain sites and some decreases at other locations. Final results will be available later this year, which will give is a better indication of the current population status of the Falklands' population
The Seabird Island Census Team (Falklands Conservation) at Beauchêne Island October 2010
|Work on the Rockhopper Penguin Project between 2010 and 2013 has been funded by the Overseas Territories Environment Programme, the People's Trust for Endangered Species, the Falkland Islands Government Environmental Study Budget and the John Cheek Trust.|
|The Wildlife Conservation Society gave permission to carry out work on Steeple Jason Island. Donations were also contributed by the Falkland Islands Petroleum Licensee Group.|