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Oamaru Penguins Under Threat

(From tvnz.co.nz) New Zealand- Conservationists in north Otago fear coastal erosion is destroying an important penguin nesting site, and they say the situation is not being helped by a fence put up by the local council. Angry seas are gobbling up a delicate coastline and for the Oamaru Creek Little Blue Penguin colony that spells trouble. Many birds owe their survival to long-time penguin enthusiast Lorraine Adams, who, as the land slips away, moves their nesting boxes from the edge. The threat is not new but it is rapidly intensifying and now it”s a new boundary fence causing concern. The council is repeating calls for government help.

(Source: ONE News)

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