Penguins In Peril As Climate Warms

The report, Antarctic Penguins and Climate Change, shows that the four populations of penguins that breed on the Antarctic continent – Adlie, Emperor, Chinstrap and Gentoo – are under escalating pressure. For some, global warming is taking away precious ground on which penguins raise their young. For others, food has become increasingly scarce because of warming in conjunction with overfishing.

“The Antarctic penguins already have a long march behind them,” says Anna Reynolds, Deputy Director of WWF’s Global Climate Change Programme.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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