Puffins are unfortunately one of the many endangered species around the world, and in recent years things haven’t been going well. There are a number of conservation groups doing their best to save environments for Puffins and help the population grow, and this week one of the largest groups made some huge progress. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, a conservation group in Scotland, was happy to report this week that they have purchased a very large nature area and it has officially been designated as a nature reserve now.
The land has been home to thousands of puffins for years and while they have been relatively safe, conservationists say this is a huge step forward for their effort. Project Puffin, the largest conservation group, has been working with the Royal Society to make this happen for years. The nearly 40 acre site will give them the ability to study and research the puffin community in depth, while also helping them sustain the population and promote growth in the puffin community.
Many experts believe that this 40 acre area could be home to, or at least a stopping point for close to half of all puffins that visit European areas. That is precisely why it was so important and such a huge victory that the area is now protected. This is great news for Project Puffin and a big step forward for the world, conservation of endangered species is becoming more and more important as society continues to damage the environment. Hopefully this effort will make sure that puffins are around for centuries to come.
No word yet on whether or not the area will be opened up to tourists coming to see the puffins, but they are investigating the possibility. Project Puffin and the Royal Society for Protection of Birds are both accepting donations and are happy to provide information about the beautiful birds, and they will announce whether or not the park will open for tourism sometime in the coming year. Until then at least we can say that the puffins will be around thanks to the huge effort of conserving their habitat.