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Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri



Family: Spheniscidae (Penguins)

Authority: Gray, 1844

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Near Threatened because it is projected to undergo a moderately rapid population decline over the next three generations owing to the effects of projected climate change. However, it should be noted that there is considerable uncertainty over future climatic changes and how these will impact the species.

Population size: 595000

Population trend: Unknown

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 11,600,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Antarctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Aptenodytes forsteri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.