FWS Proposes Listing Emperor Penguin as Threatened with Section 4(d) Rule

The Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to list the emperor penguin as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act with a section 4(d) rule. The emperor penguin is a sea-ice-obligate seabird distributed around the entire coastline of Antarctica. The global population is estimated at 270,000–280,000 breeding pairs. The agency is accepting comments on the proposal until October 4, 2021.