Want to know the state of the planet? Count Penguins

Antarctica New Zealand and Landcare Research prepare to begin the annual Adelie penguin census.

Antarctica New Zealand is responsible for the annual census of penguins in the western Ross Sea region of Antarctica and together with Landcare Research are preparing to begin this season's count.  As key indicators of climate change, penguins serve a crucial role for scientists examining what fluctuations in the white continent mean for the rest of the world.  Link to print.