Penguin Awareness Day

Penguin Awareness Day is not to be confused with "World Penguin Day", though it was established for similar reasons - to highten public awareness of the 17 species of birds, all native to the southern hemisphere, and the threats the species face. Antarctica is breeding ground to six species of these delightful, vertically statured birds, including: Emperor, King, Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni. Most penguins are monogamous and are highly social, gathering in large groups to mate and rear young. To aid partners in locating each other, individual birds have distinct calls. Penguins generally lay one or two eggs per mating season. Of the 17 recognized living species, 11 have been listed as either Vulnerable or Endangered.

Celebrate the day by enjoying the following collection of artwork by AFC members. Many are for sale with a portion of proceeds pledged to conservation.

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 | Wallhanging by Sandra Temple | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sandra Temple
 | Wallhanging by Sophie Green | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sophie Green
 | Wallhanging by Sophie Green | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sophie Green
 | Wallhanging by Norbert Gramer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Norbert Gramer
 | Wallhanging by Sophie Green | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sophie Green
 | Wallhanging by Sarah Dier-McComb | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sarah McComb-Turbitt
 | Wallhanging by Sarah Dier-McComb | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Sarah McComb-Turbitt
 | Wallhanging by Candy McManiman | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Candy McManiman
 | Wallhanging by Candy McManiman | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Candy McManiman
 | Wallhanging by Michael Dumas | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Michael Dumas
 | Wallhanging by Candy McManiman | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Candy McManiman
 | Wallhanging by Martin Aveling | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Martin Aveling
 | Wallhanging by Linda Besse | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Linda Besse
 | Wallhanging by Kelly Dodge | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Kelly Dodge
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