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Penguins International

Protecting penguins, protecting the planet

Loveland, CO   |  penguinsinternational.org

Mission

Penguins International is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and protecting penguins around the world. To accomplish this mission, we actively engage in penguin conservation, we educate the public on threats to penguins, and we conduct scientific research investigations to understand penguin biology and best methods for conservation, three activities that go hand-in-hand to fully understand these amazing species of birds and protect them for all to cherish. In short: Protecting Penguins, Protecting the Planet

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director (Uncompensated)

David Schutt

Main address

1635 Foxtrail Drive #345

Loveland, CO 80538 USA

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EIN

81-5397749

NTEE code info

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are 18 species of penguins around the world, 10 of which are classified by international monitoring organizations as “Threatened,” meaning they are in danger of becoming extinct. These prominent and charismatic seabirds are not only important wildlife icons around the world, but are also noteworthy indicator species that, due to their sensitive nature, give advanced warning of environmental problems before they are detected on a larger, more permanent scale. Our work at Penguins International focuses on conservation of threatened penguins worldwide while encouraging protection of all penguin species regardless of threat status, to not only protect and conserve penguins as a valuable natural resource, but also to preserve them as indicators of global environmental impact. As part of our mission, we also promote education of the public on threats to penguins, and engage in research to further the understanding of penguin biology and the advancement of penguin conservation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pollution exposure in penguins

Quantification of pollutant bioaccumulation in penguins at varying locations around the world to determine exposure

Population(s) Served
Adults

All activities as deemed appropriate to assist in conservation of penguins worldwide. Presently, this consists of in-depth conservation projects of threatened penguin species in New Zealand and the Falkland Islands, Emperor Penguin population monitoring, oiled penguin emergency rescue and rehabilitation, and breeding colony rehabilitation and trash cleanup.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Providing education and information on conservation threats to penguins as well as their importance to the ecosystem in their natural habitat.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Penguins International aims to protect and conserve all species of penguins by actively engaging in penguin conservation projects throughout the world. Our goals are simple and straightforward:

• To decrease the threat status of threatened penguin species out of threatened categories
• To protect non-threatened penguin species so they do not become classified as threatened
• To advance penguin conservation techniques
• To strengthen understanding of penguin biology, behavior, and threats
• And to make this information available to all penguin researchers and conservation groups worldwide.

Penguins International has active and impactful conservation programs in place to aid threatened penguin species as well as to maintain habitats at breeding sites for non-threatened penguin species. We continuously search for new conservation programs to initiate and to assist with in order to further our organization’s mission.

Penguins International has built resources and has developed a positive reputation in our study regions that allows us to continue to work on projects in the difficult-to-access remote sites where penguins live. This established presence provides our teams with the ability to support our projects and advance our mission of penguin conservation. Our staff has the knowledge and experience, the required equipment for working in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions, and all necessary active permits in place to perform our work and to protect and conserve penguins that need our help.

Penguins International has recently completed several conservation and research projects involving both threatened and non-threatened penguins, accomplishing positive impacts for various penguin species that advance our mission and help to protect and conserve penguins. Current successes include research and development of new, less-invasive methods for studying some aspects of penguin conservation, penguin population census programs in the Falkland Islands, penguin breeding site rehabilitation at 15 different breeding colonies of Gentoo Penguins, King Penguins, Southern Rockhopper Penguins and Magellanic Penguins, and scientific research into environmental pollution exposure in penguins.

Future project goals are to develop conservation programs on threatened penguin species in new regions, in particular New Zealand where four threatened species of penguins live and breed. Additionally, we are looking toward the future to continue monitoring threatened and non-threatened penguin species in past study regions, and to continue necessary habitat rehabilitation programs wherever they are beneficial.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Penguins International

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paula Roth

David Schutt

Paula Roth

Tim Krebs

Andrew Ogden

Lauren Connor

Alexa Mehos

Mike Rueb

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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