Northern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes moseleyi

Family: Spheniscidae (Penguins)

Authority: Mathews & Iredale, 1921

Red List Category

Criteria: A2acde+3cde+4acde

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been classified as Endangered owing to very rapid population decreases over the last three generations (30 years) throughout its range. Precise reasons for the declines are poorly known, but changes in sea surface temperature, pollution, unsustainable levels of harvesting, incidental capture in fisheries and introduced predators are all likely to be implicated.

Population size: 480600

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,840,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Antarctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Eudyptes moseleyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2020.