Penguins starving in East Antarctica: behind the BBC news headlines


Adelie penguin chicks are starving in the second bad season within five years. Only two chicks survived in an Eastern Antarctic colony this year. Polar expert and cameraman, Doug Allan, explains more with his own footage of Adelie penguins and observations on how the polar regions are being changed through man-made alterations to our climate. A protection proposal is being discussed on Monday 16th October by the 25 members of the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the European Union. Doug gives further background on the plight of the Adelie penguins in greater detail than on the news.