Norwich Green Peace penguins waddle through city to raise awareness

Greenpeace volunteers waddled from Castle Gardens to The Forum to raise awareness. Picture: Mark Cru

Greenpeace volunteers waddled from Castle Gardens to The Forum to raise awareness. Picture: Mark Crutchley - Credit: Archant

Almost a dozen 'penguins' joined Greenpeace supporters in Norwich to raise awareness ahead of an important decision on the future of the Antarctic Ocean.

Greenpeace volunteers waddled from Castle Gardens to The Forum to raise awareness. Picture: Mark Cru

Greenpeace volunteers waddled from Castle Gardens to The Forum to raise awareness. Picture: Mark Crutchley - Credit: Archant

During their march from Castle Gardens to The Forum, the flightless birds encouraged the people of Norwich to put pressure on the UK government to help establish the largest protected area on earth in the Antarctic.

The Antarctic Ocean Commission, an international body which includes the UK government, will meet in October to decide whether to establish the Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. Covering 1.8 million square kilometres of ocean, the sanctuary would put waters off limits to the industrial fishing vessels sucking up tiny shrimp-like krill, on which Antarctic life relies.

Hayley, a Norwich Greenpeace volunteer, said: 'The Antarctic may be thousands of miles away, but it's important people here in Norwich stand up for it.'


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