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Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Emperor Penguins:

For Immediate Release, November 28, 2011 Contact: Miyoko Sakashita, (415) 632-5308 Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Emperor Penguins Melting Sea Ice Threatens Penguins; Reality Echoes Happy Feet Two Plot SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition today seeking Endangered Species Act protection for emperor penguins threatened by global warming. Emperors are the most ice-dependent of all penguin species, threatened by the loss of their sea-ice habitat as well as declining food availability wrought by the warming ocean off Antarctica. Their populations are declining because of global warming; some colonies have entirely disappeared. “The sea-ice habitat that emperor penguins need to survive is melting beneath their feet,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center. “It’s great to see movies like Happy Feet Two bringing the ...

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