Save the Emperor Penguin From Extinction

Target: Greg Sheehan, Acting Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Goal: Protect emperor penguins from going extinct due to habitat loss caused by global warming.

The emperor penguin is one of nature’s most iconic creatures and has captured the imaginations of millions worldwide. Yet these majestic birds may vanish by the end of this century as their icy habitat dwindles due to global warming. Scientists say measures must be taken now to help prevent their extinction.

Studies conducted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) have previously suggested that penguins may be imperiled due to loss of habitat and food, yet the most recent data looks even more grim. After studying the migratory habits of these birds over 54 colonies, they now project that the emperor penguin could be extinct by as soon as the year 2100.

While this may seem like a distant date, the researchers urge that measures be taken now to combat global warming so that the species may have a chance. Sign this petition to urge the acting director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to grant protection for emperor penguins under the United States’ Endangered Species Act so that more can be done to save these vulnerable birds.


Dear Mr. Sheehan,

The emperor penguin is beloved as a symbol of Antarctica. It is also in grave danger of extinction by the end of this century, according to new data from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. According to researchers, we only have a narrow window of time in which measures may be taken to prevent the environmental catastrophe which will likely cause this species’ extinction.

While many species are imperiled due to global warming, by granting the emperor penguin endangered status under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and taking the necessary actions to combat its habitat loss, we will likely help save many other species in the process. Please ensure that these majestic birds are allowed to thrive for generations to come.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ian Duffy

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  2. Candy Niewinski says:

    Stop before it’s too late!

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