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SIGN : Preserve Dwindling Populations of Imperiled Penguins


Animals  (tags: penguins, wildanimals, dwindling populations )

Katie
- 57 days ago - forcechange.com
Give emperor penguins endangered species protection.



   

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Katie F (0)
Friday April 26, 2019, 5:58 am
49 signatures

The majestic Antarctic mainstays that captured the public’s imagination have suffered a ‘catastrophic’ blow to their livelihoods. According to researchers, the emperor penguins that once populated the frigid continent by the tens of thousands recently had their chick population decimated to almost nothing in one key region. If this troubling trend continues, these unique ice-dwelling pilgrims could face extinction.

Satellite images have confirmed that Cape Hope’s Halley Bay colony—the second biggest collection of emperor penguins in the world—has lost almost all emperors aged three or under. These penguins rely on large patches of sea ice as habitats for themselves and their young chicks. In the past three years, however, abnormally warm temperatures and subsequent storms have destroyed the ice, shrinking these animals’ critical homes in the process. Such stressors very likely played a significant role in what one scientist characterized as an “unprecedented” and “complete failure to breed successfully.”

Scientists warn that by 2100, the entire population of emperor penguins will have shrunk by at least 70 percent. The US has long considered adding these birds to its endangered species list, and global experts continually recommend the penguins’ addition to the “Red List” of international endangered species. Meanwhile, these at-risk animals remain vulnerable on the front lines of climate change.

 

Animae C (509)
Friday April 26, 2019, 6:01 am
Signed & Tweeted
50 Signatures

TY dear Katie 🐧
 

Ben O (128)
Friday April 26, 2019, 6:44 am
Signed. -Penguins are sooo cool...
 

Harry Knapp (0)
Friday April 26, 2019, 7:04 am
signed noted starred
 

Donna T (0)
Friday April 26, 2019, 7:19 am
thank you
 

Lone F (58)
Friday April 26, 2019, 7:42 am
Thanks Katie
Noted and signed
 

Chrissie R (10)
Friday April 26, 2019, 7:58 am
78 Signatures
Thanks, Katie.
 

S J (124)
Friday April 26, 2019, 8:07 am
Meows
 

Lisa M (15)
Friday April 26, 2019, 9:31 am
Signed.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday April 26, 2019, 9:44 am
Signed.
Thanks Katie
 

Sabrina Degasperi (3)
Friday April 26, 2019, 10:48 am
Signed
 

Melania P (123)
Friday April 26, 2019, 11:40 am
Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2019, 12:19 pm
#104 petition signed...

thank you Katie...
 

Angela K (374)
Friday April 26, 2019, 5:44 pm
Signed & shared, ty Katie
 

Barry AWAY T (937)
Friday April 26, 2019, 5:58 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared (FB) - thanks!
 

Veronica B (33)
Friday April 26, 2019, 9:05 pm
Signed.Thanks Katie
 

Inge B (202)
Saturday April 27, 2019, 1:37 am
Signed.

Love💖
 

Peggy B (43)
Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:07 am
# 138
 

Elinor Dorrian (0)
Saturday April 27, 2019, 10:09 am
ok.
 

Elinor Dorrian (0)
Saturday April 27, 2019, 10:12 am
Wait, wouldn't a nature conservation organisation do this anyway? Think you're preaching to the choir, mate.
 

Tina F (113)
Saturday April 27, 2019, 11:27 pm
Signed and noted again! Thanks Katie!
 

Danny v (32)
Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:25 am
Signed and noted.
 

Danuta Watola (1251)
Sunday April 28, 2019, 2:57 am
noted
 

Sylvie A (190)
Sunday April 28, 2019, 3:45 am
N, S&S.
Thanks
 

Raleigh k (358)
Sunday April 28, 2019, 12:53 pm
signed shared posted ty Katie
 

ERIKA S (58)
Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:21 pm
signed + noted
 

Allen O (195)
Sunday April 28, 2019, 7:56 pm
Thanks Katie - Signed and noted
 

Mary T (356)
Monday April 29, 2019, 9:06 pm
Thank you Katie - signed, noted and shared
 

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday May 3, 2019, 3:51 pm
Done
 
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