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South Georgia hosts around 45% of the global breeding population of king penguins Image: Flickr/ Brian Gratwicke

Alex Rogers

Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

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Antarctic fur seals. The species was nearly exterminated by hunting for the fur trade but recovery began in South Georgia in the 1930s. Now the islands host > 4 million, more than 95% of the global population.
Antarctic fur seals on South Georgia. The species was nearly exterminated by hunting for the fur trade but recovery began in the 1930s. Now the islands host more than 4 million, around 95% of the global population. Image: Alex Rogers

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 Chinstrap penguins off the South Sandwich Islands. Zavodoski Island hosts the largest chinstrap colony - over a million breeding pairs.
Chinstrap penguins off the South Sandwich Islands. Zavodoski Island hosts the largest chinstrap colony - over a million breeding pairs. Image: Alex Rogers
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