Reasons why endangered
This species is endangered because of the El Niños that warm their waters and make it difficult for them to breed as it lowers their food population. Fishing nets and the invasive cat species have also been hunting them recently. Also some anthropogenic factors are furthering their endangerment such as oil spills.
Every Galapagos penguin lives in Marine reserves and national parks, which allows scientists to monitor and control their population every year. The islands are also discouraging the use of fishing nets in sensitive areas, preventing coastal development near their habitats, implementing greater regulations on invasive predators coming in, and are providing nest boxes in predator free zones for further research.