ATCM XLIII and CEP XXIII 2021, Paris, France / Online
WP037: Projections of future population decline emphasise the need to designate the emperor penguin as an Antarctic Specially Protected Species
Submitted: 29 April 2021
At the request of the UK, SCAR has initiated a review of the status of the emperor penguin, with the intention of considering it as an Antarctic Specially Protected Species. SCAR tasked the Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammals (EG-BAMM) to undertake the review. SCAR finds that the emperor penguin is vulnerable to ongoing and projected climate change, warranting protection as an Antarctic Specially Protected Species. The outcomes of this assessment have relevance to the ATCM and CEP because of its implications for species-related conservation decision-making and conservation planning.
pdf Information Paper IP022 (388 KB) supports this Working Paper.
ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
43rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
14 - 24 June 2021