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Monday, 21 March 2011
''A grounded cargo vessel has been wrecked on Nightingale Island – part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory in the South Atlantic – and an oil spill now threatens wildlife, including nearly half of the world population of Northern Rockhopper Penguin; classified as Endangered by BirdLife International on the IUCN Red List.
Hundreds of oiled penguins have already been seen coming ashore.''
Source: Birdlife International
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