Emperor penguin pair
Emperor penguins know how to have a happy relationship. Each winter they pair up and, once the female has laid an egg, they take turns looking after it while the other finds food. But the penguins’ domestic idyll could be threatened by climate change, which affects sea-ice levels and food availability.
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Emperor Penguins are great at working together to raise their offspring, but their environment is working against them. Penguins are highly adapted to cold weather and can cope with incredibly low temperatures. So climate change could be a huge threat to them and their icy homes, as rising temperatures contribute to sea ice melting. Greenpeace is campaigning to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy, all of which affect the global climate. Your gift is helping us do this, which in turn helps to protect penguins and many other species around the world.