Magellanic Penguin |
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
IUCN Red List Assessment, Spheniscus magellanicus
Systems Terrestrial; Marine Threats (see Appendix for additional information) The primary current threats are oil pollution; fisheries interactions; and climate change.
Climate models show precipitation will increase over much of the species s range; lowering reproductive output of many colonies (Boersma and Rebstock 2014).
Decreasing breeding synchrony interacted with climate change to increase the part of the season when chicks are vulnerable to wetting (Boersma and Rebstock 2014).
Indirect effects of climate change through changes in prey populations or availability are completely unknown.