Words by Abi Scaife
Pufflings are staging a comeback.
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Pufflings - AKA baby puffins - are on the rebound this year, after a catastrophic 2021 breeding season left puffins in Maine thin on the ground.
Now, thankfully, the puffins are looking to be thriving thanks to a certain kind of fish - the sand lace - which is in abundance this year, and a tasty treat for little pufflings.
Fifty years ago the Audubon Society, an American non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of birds, helped to bring back puffins from just a few breeding pairs.
The birds now stand happily at around the 3,000 mark, and it looks like they’re going to have a great year.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Four Paws UK. This charity is an animal welfare organisation, working globally to help animals in need. Learn more here.
Wildlife Justice Commission. This international foundation works to end animal trafficking around the globe. Find out more here.
Born Free. This is a wildlife conservation charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Find out more here.