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Initial comments on two documents contributed to inform APBMP discussions

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posted on 10.02.2021, 14:06 by Doug Butterworth
This document provides brief comments on some aspects of two documents submitted under the APBMP discussion heading for the 22 September PWG meeting, particularly as regards food scarcity being a (major) contributing factor to the decrease in penguin numbers. The simple calculations presented, and inferences drawn, in the second (FISHERIES/2020/SEP/SWG-PEL/94) are suggested to be flawed and misleading, and to necessitate a rethink of the key initial diagram in the draft BMP document which these have informed. Further consideration needs to be given to attempting to quantify the impact of breeding habitat loss on the decline in penguin numbers.



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