Question 1: Which country has the largest population of Atlantic puffins?
Correct Answer: Iceland
Fact: Around 60% of the world's Atlantic puffins nest on the coasts of Iceland. The Westman Isles of Iceland are home to the largest puffin colony in the world.
Question 2: The Atlantic puffin is the official bird of which Canadian province?
- British Columbia
- Newfoundland and Labrador
Correct Answer: Newfoundland and Labrador
Fact: More than 95% of North America's puffins nest on the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Question 3: What is the global conservation status of the Atlantic puffin, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature?
- Near Threatened
Correct Answer: Vulnerable
Fact: Iceland is home to many Atlantic puffins, but it is also the only place, along with the Faroe Islands, where it is legal to hunt them, an activity that is part of local heritage. Other threats to Atlantic puffins include climate change, overfishing, and pollution. The IUCN lists them as globally vulnerable but endangered in Europe.