SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Model penguins have appeared in landmarks around Seoul as part of Greenpeace’s efforts to raise awareness of climate change and overfishing, which have put animals at the South Pole in danger.
A penguin model holding a briefcase first appeared in front of Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Gate in January, before making appearances in other parts of Seoul including the Han River and Noryangjin.
Pictures of the penguins appeared online all around the world as the March of the Penguins took place in cities across the world, from London to Barcelona and from Sydney to Buenos Aires, a campaign launched by Greenpeace calling for a 1.8 million square kilometer ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic that would serve as a safe haven for penguins, whales and seals.
The environmental group says over a quarter of a million people around the world have already signed up to get behind the cause, which would put an end to krill fishing vessels in the Antarctic and help slow down climate change to protect the environment for sea animals.
Last month, a study by Céline Le Bohec from the National Center of Scientific Research in France said king penguins in the Antarctic face the risk of extinction within this century due to warmer seas and overfishing.