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    Emperor penguins – vulnerable to projected rates of warming and sea-ice loss; an international collaboration to inform species-related conservation decision-making and conservation planning

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    Document Number:
    SC-CAMLR-38/BG/10
    Author(s):
    Delegations of the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, SCAR and ASOC
    Submitted By:
    Professor Philip Trathan (Oceanites)
    Approved By:
    Dr Chris Darby (United Kingdom)
    Abstract

    An international group of scientists, from the United Kingdom, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Monaco, the United States and SCAR, including the majority of those holding long-term data and having experience of working with emperor penguins have formed an international collaboration to review the dependence and vulnerability of emperor penguins to ongoing and projected climate change. The outcomes of this work will have relevance to the ATCM, CEP and possibly CCAMLR because of its implications for species-related conservation decision-making and conservation planning.