Photo of the week #6

Photographer: Paul Souders
Publication: Rio Conventions Calendar

The Antarctic peninsula is warming five times faster than the average in the rest of the world, destroying the nesting sites of the penguin population and reducing their sources of food.

If global temperatures increase by another two degrees, the colonies of 50% of the Emperor penguins and 75% of the Adélie penguins could disappear. These icons of the Antarctic face a tough battle to adapt to the effects of climate change.

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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