Emperor Penguins Need You Now!
The emperor penguin colony of Antarctica, made famous in the award-winning documentary March of the Penguins, is in trouble, but you can take action to help its survival.
Emperor penguins are the most ice-dependent of all penguins, and the warming seas and melting and shifting ice are making it increasingly difficult for them to raise their young and forage for food. If this trend continues, this and several other colonies of emperor penguins throughout Antarctica will face serious threats to their survival.
But there is something that you can do to help.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether or not threats to emperor penguins warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act. If these penguins are protected, all U.S. federal agencies will be required to act in a way that does no harm to their habitat or populations—which could help minimize the growing challenges to foraging that these charismatic birds face.
Take action today! Tell the Obama administration that you want Endangered Species Act protections for Antarctica’s emperor penguins by sending this letter to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel M. Ashe.
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