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Antarctica’s emperor penguins could be extinct by 2100 – and other species may follow if we don’t act

Greater conservation efforts are needed to protect Antarctic ecosystems, and the populations of up to 97% of land-based Antarctic species could decline by 2100 if we don’t change tack, our new research has found.

The study, published today, also found just US$23 million per year would be enough to implement ten key strategies to reduce threats to Antarctica’s biodiversity.

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This relatively small sum would benefit up to 84% of terrestrial bird, mammal, and …

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