Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) – “Global warming will cut Antarctica’s 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday.

“The report urged governments to list the birds as endangered, even though populations in 45 known colonies were likely to rise slightly by 2050 before declining. Such a listing could impose restrictions on tourism and fishing companies.”

Source: www.trust.org

GR:  The Emperor is typical of many species thought stable just a few years ago and now believed to be at risk.

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