RTCC photo of the week #1

Photographer: Paul Souders
Antarctica — Snow Hill Island
Publication: Rio Conventions Calendar

Emperor Penguins like it cold, but they’re also feeling the effects of climate change.

Over the last 50 years, the populations of Antarctic Emperor Penguins have halved.

Warmer air and sea surface temperatures, smaller amounts of sea ice and smaller populations of krill – a staple of the Emperor Penguin’s diet – have all been linked to their declining numbers.

The Rio Conventions Calendar is published annually by Entico in partnership with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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