Penguins in Antarctica are threatened with extinction because of global warming, said an expert

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Adelie penguin in Antarctica is threatened with mass extinction due to global warming and the krill catches reported to RIA Novosti at the Eastern economic forum the representative of Russia in the Coalition for the conservation of Antarctic and southern ocean (ASOC) Elena Zharkova.

«In 2017 in the Antarctic, a 40-thousand population of Adelie penguins have survived just two Chicks. This is due to climate change and over-concentrated krill fishing in the region. There is enough krill, and penguins, and people catch it all in one place. In this regard, we are currently discussing the creation of new marine protected areas in East Antarctica. If this situation continues, the population of penguins will be reduced by 50 percent over the next decade,» she said.

The decision on the establishment of protected areas is being discussed by the member countries of CCAMLR, established in the framework Treaty for the Arctic. Convention members are 24 countries, the European Union and 11 acceding States.

A report on the situation Zharkova present at the round table «Marine reserves and marine protected areas» in the East economic forum.

Fourth Eastern economic forum will be held at the site of the campus of the far Eastern Federal University on island Russian in Vladivostok on September 11-13. MIA «Russia today» is the General information partner of international economic forum.

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Solostimmen Adelie in AntarcticaPenguins in Antarctica are threatened with extinction because of global warming, said an expert© RIA Novosti / Alexander Solostimmen Adelie in Antarctica

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