Establishment of penguin monitoring programme in Chile
Dr Mike Bingham
Environmental Research Unit
Host Country Institutions:
http://www.penguins.cl or www.seabirds.org
The project aims to establish a penguin monitoring program in Chile in order to determine population trends and to monitor impacts from human activities such as fishing and tourism.
To gather information about Chilean penguin populations
To help Chile to monitor and manage its own penguin populations in the long-term
To identify potential threats from human activities
To raise the profile of penguin research in Chile
To give Chile access to other sources of funding through training.