Emperor penguins waddling to extinction: climate study

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A handout photo taken on June 20, 2011 shows an Emperor penguin in New Zealand, some 3,000 kilometres from his Antarctic homeGlobal warming will send Antarctica's emperor penguins into decline by 2100, scientists projected Sunday, and called for the emblematic birds to be listed as endangered and their habitat better protected. Declining sea ice caused by climate change would place all 45 known emperor penguin colonies into decline by 2100, according to the population simulation. "At least two-thirds (of colonies) are projected to have declined by (more than) 50 percent from their current size" by the end of the century, said the paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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