As you may know, the African penguin is in peril of extinction. Where once millions existed, now approximately only 25,000 remain in the world. I was lucky enough to visit one of the few African penguin colonies in South Africa a couple of months ago. It was an amazing experience.
How can we help this species survive? A recently announced kickstarter is trying to help: by funding 1,500 artificial penguin nests to help this species reproduce and thrive. They hope to raise $150,000 to build and install penguin nests in the few remaining African penguin colonies in South Africa and Namibia. They are already quite a ways to their goal, but every little bit helps!
Head to the fundraising page to support this neat cause.