The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposal to list Emperor Penguins as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Overall warming trends, extreme weather fluctuations, and low levels of sea ice can lead to breeding failures, such as in 2016 at Antarctica's Halley Bay.

Since the Endangered Species Act was passed with bipartisan support in 1973, 99% of species protected by the list have avoided extinction, including gray whales, gray wolves, giant pandas, stellar sea lions, and bald eagles, to name just a few.

The proposed listing was published in the Federal Register this month, and will be open to a 60 day public comment period.

Let's save the penguins! 

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