Eudyptula minor, University Museum of Zoology collection, copyright University of Cambridge

Protecting penguins

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most.

Dr Antje Steinfurth

RSPB, Centre for Conservation Science

Dr Antje Steinfurth

“Penguins are one of the most iconic groups of animals, but over half of the world’s penguin species are under threat of extinction. My research has focused on understanding the processes which regulate species’ distributions and population dynamics, and applying this knowledge to the conservation of threatened penguin populations.

Following my study species, I have travelled from the equator to the pole, to some of the most remote places on Earth. This recently led me to the UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, to help protect one of the island’s most charismatic yet endangered species, the northern rockhopper penguin.” 

More information about The Gough Island Restoration Programme here.

Explore Antje’s research further here.


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