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Penguins' protest in Cambridge's Market Square





Cambridge Greenpeace Penguins support Antarctic Sanctuary in Cambridges Market Square. Picture: Keith Heppell
Cambridge Greenpeace Penguins support Antarctic Sanctuary in Cambridges Market Square. Picture: Keith Heppell

A waddle of penguins joined Cambridge Greenpeace in the city's market square to raise awareness of the need for the world's largest protected area to be created in the Antarctic Ocean.

Cambridge Greenpeace collected signatures on Saturday (January 20) for a petition to the government which is scheduled to meet in October to discuss the creation of a sanctuary with the Antarctic Oceans Commission.

A huge 1.8million sq km reserve could be created and include a ban on all fishing in a vast area of the Weddell Sea and around the Antarctic Peninsula.

The aim is to safeguard the area and species such as penguins, killer whales, leopard seals and blue whales.



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