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IP022: Projections of future population decline indicate the need to designate the emperor penguin as an Antarctic Specially Protected Species

ATCM XLIII and CEP XXIII 2021, Paris, France / Online

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IP022: Projections of future population decline indicate the need to designate the emperor penguin as an Antarctic Specially Protected Species

Submitted: 29 April 2021


Summary:

Loss of suitable breeding habitat is the most important challenge that emperor penguins face. Whilst global endeavours seek to fight human-induced climate change arising from increasing greenhouse gas emissions, it would be precautionary to reduce or eliminate other stressors that could otherwise add to the burden that emperor penguins face. Consequently, it is important to develop management options that are informed by the best available scientific evidence. Listing emperor penguins as a Specially Protected Species would enhance management options.

This Information Paper supports pdf Working Paper WP037 (144 KB) .

 

ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
43rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
14 - 24 June 2021