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by Mike Bingham
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Our work to save penguins has featured in TV documentaries around the world. You can view TV documentaries featuring our work on YouTube in (ENGLISH), (GERMAN), and (SPANISH). We also featured in BBC TV's highly acclaimed series (EXPLORE).The Falkland Islands are best known for their penguins, with five breeding species and over a million penguins in total. That is a lot of penguins, but Falklands penguins numbered over 6 million in 1984. This massive decline of 5 million penguins results from commercial fishing, which has placed Falklands penguins in urgent need of protection. (See Revista Chilena de Historia Natural (2002): The decline of Falkland Islands penguins in the presence of a commercial fishing industry).
Just across the water in Chile and Argentina, the same species of penguins have increased in number, due to the co-operation of the governments of Chile and Argentina in protecting these penguins from commercial fishing. Unlike the Falklands, where penguins are dying from starvation due to lack of protection (See Falklands Penguins Starve to Death), the governments of Chile and Argentina have established no-fishing zones around penguin colonies to protect penguins from commercial fishing.
The Organization for the Conservation of Penguins is the only independent organization conducting research on penguins and seabirds across the Falkland Islands, Chile and Argentina. Its aim is to provide information about penguins and seabirds, and to promote successful harmony between commercial activities and environmental protection. The Organization for the Conservation of Penguins has over 2000 subscription paying members world-wide, and receives the backing of the British, Chilean and Argentine governments (but sadly not the Falklands - Read more about the Falkland Islands Government's attempts to silence our work).
EXPLORE: PATAGONIA TO THE PAMPAS (BBC2, 25th January 2009) - In January 2009, BBC2's new series EXPLORE featured our work in Argentina, and our fight to halt the starvation of penguins in the Falkland Islands. The programme shows Mike Bingham working with penguins in Argentina, and at home discussing the starvation of Falklands penguins, and the circumstances surrounding his Supreme Court victory against the Falklands government for Human Rights Abuse following their attempts to silence his work. (www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hcgtq)
INFORMATION & EDUCATION
You can read press reports of our work to save Falklands penguins, and the campaign of harassment against us, in newspaper articles published in The Daily Post, The Sunday Independent, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, Index on Censorship and Birdwatch Magazine. Our work also featured on TV in the BBC2 series Explore: Patagonia to the Pampas (www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hcgtq), in a series of three documentaries shown on Discovery Channel's Animal Planet (PARAMOUNT PICTURES) and on Germany's Mare TV (Mare TV - Feb 2006). Mike Bingham has also been added to the International Who's Who of Professionals in recognistion of his work to save Falklands penguins.
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