WWF Adopt a Penguin
WWF Adopt a Penguin Gift Pack

Adopt a Penguin

WWF Adopt an Animal

from £3.00 a month

  • Gift pack includes a fluffy penguin toy, factbook, bookmarks, stickers and a personalisable certificate.!
  • Receive regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Penguin” magazines.
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Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your standard gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

FREE Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

WWF offer FREE delivery as standard. Please allow up to 10 days for gift pack delivery. If you need the gift pack sooner choose express delivery for £7.50 and the package will be sent the same day if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Adopt a Penguin

Penguins

Penguin Numbers are Falling

The Adelie Penguins live in South Antarctica, one of the harshest regions in the world with temperatures as low as -40c and wind speeds of up to 300km/h. Up to 65% of the Adelie penguins number have declined in the last 25 years, through climate change and the illegal fishing of their main food source Krill.

From just £3.00 a month you can adopt a Adelie Penguin and track its progress thanks to WWF ‘chipping’ 800 of them from being chicks to remotely monitor their weight and feeding habits. Your donations will help WWF to establish a network of marine protected areas in Antarctica, whilst reducing illegal and unsustainable fishing practices in the area.

WWF Adopt a Penguin Cuddly Toy

Penguin Gift Pack with Cuddly Toy

When you adopt a Penguin with WWF you will receive a fantastic gift pack including a cute and cuddly toy penguin. Perfect for all ages!

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The Penguins are at threat from climate change

5 Penguin Facts

  1. Penguins can be found on every continent of the Southern hemisphere.
  2. There are 17 different species of penguins the tallest of which is the Emperor Penguin.
  3. The fastest species of penguin is the Gentoo Penguin which can reach speeds of up to 22 mph.
  4. Penguins are social animals and many varieties of penguins nest, swim and feed in groups.
  5. Some species of penguins spend as much as 75 per cent of their lives in the water where they hunt and only ever leave the water for breeding or molting.

5 Reasons to Adopt a Penguin

Historically penguins used to be hunted. Humans would hunt these flightless birds for their meat, feathers fat and eggs. In addition, penguin droppings known as guano were highly prized as garden fertiliser. Things have changed a lot since then and there are new threats to this species have emerged. If we don’t act we may lose penguins from the planet altogether. Here are five reasons to adopt a penguin.

1. Help Raise Awareness About the Plight of the Penguin

Many people are unaware that the penguin is in danger. The biggest single threat to penguins is climate change. The loss of habitat this has caused is making it difficult for the penguin to find food and breed. Help WWF raise global awareness about this species which is suffering greatly from the effects of climate change.

2. Help Prevent Further Population Declines

Penguin populations in some areas have fallen by as much as 80%. Your adoption will provide the necessary funding to help maintain those penguins that remain and prevent further population declines. By adopting a penguin you will be directly contributing to WWF conservation efforts and this should hopefully result in the stabilisation of penguin populations around the world.

3. Provide the Funding to Help Better Manage the Antarctic

Your money can do big things. Some of your monthly contribution as part of your animal adoption will be used by WWF to improve the management of the Antarctic. In the process penguins and other animals that live there will be safeguarded. Unfortunately with no real rules in place, Antarctica is in desperate need of being managed so we don’t lose all the wildlife that call it home.

 

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4. Help Prevent Illegal Fishing

One of the new threats that have emerged over the last century is overfishing. This is important because fish is an important food source for penguins. Help WWF stop illegal fishing by creating a network of marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean that serves to ensure penguins have an adequate supply of food throughout the year.

5. Get a Great Gift in Return

You will be rewarded for making a small monthly donation by adopting a penguin. In return for just £3 a month you will receive a cuddly toy, gift pack and other goodies which make it the ideal present for someone you care about.

Adelie Penguin

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About WWF

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

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A new study suggests that hunters who pick targets that stand out from the crowd because of their lustrous manes or impressive horns could well result in species extinction. The research claims that if hunters remove just 5 per cent of high-quality males, then there is a risk that the entire population could be wiped out given that many species already face intense pressure from a fast-changing world.