According to scientists, the species could become extinct by the end of the 21st century.
According to a study conducted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the emperor penguin population could become extinct by the end of this century. As the penguins live on the coast of Antarctica, the melting ice sheets caused by global warming are having a devastating effect on this species.
The US authorities have now responded to this news. They are promising to put emperor penguins on the list of protected species. The list already includes polar animals like polar bears, ringed seals and even some species of coral, which are also under their protection. But, of course, penguins do not live in the United States. Nevertheless, the Endangered Species Act will lessen the harm done to the animals by US trawlers.
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