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.
FWS Proposes Listing Emperor Penguin as Threatened with Section 4(d) Rule
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: US Edition: Issue 98