Emperor Penguin at Serious Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Environmental News from Antarctica: 

The emperor penguin, which roams Antarctica’s frozen tundra and chilly seas, is at severe risk of extinction in the next 30 to 40 years as a result of climate change, an expert from the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) warned.

The emperor, the world’s largest penguin and one of only two penguin species endemic to Antarctica, gives birth during the Antarctic winter and requires solid sea ice from April through December to nest fledgling chicks.

The emperor, the world’s largest penguin and one of only two penguin species endemic to Antarctica, gives birth during the Antarctic winter and requires solid sea ice from April through December to nest fledgling chicks.

The rise of tourism and fishing in Antarctica has also put the emperor’s future at risk by affecting krill, one of the main sources of food for penguins and other species.

Tourist boats often have various negative effects on Antarctica, as do the fisheries,” said Libertelli.

“It is important that there is greater control and that we think about the future.”

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Source: Reuters

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