A call for progress on marine protected areas

We’d like to share an article from the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) ahead of the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Tasmania. The ASOC urges the CCAMLR to…
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What future for Antarctica? ISPI asks challenging questions

Earlier this month, the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) published a thought-provoking dossier online, with the title 'The Global Race for Antarctica: China vs. the Rest of the World'. It looks at questions such…

Les Terres et mers australes françaises inscrites au patrimoine mondial par l’Unesco

Bonne nouvelle, les Terres et mers australes françaises (TAFF), dans le sud de l’océan Indien à plus de 2000 kilomètres de tout continent, ont été classées le 5 juillet 2019 au patrimoine mondial par l’Unesco. UNESCO explique sur…

60th anniversary of signing of the Antarctic Treaty

It's 60 years since the Antarctic Treaty dedicated the continent to peace and science. And earlier this month, 29 nations signed the Prague Declaration reaffirming their commitment to these goals. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explained…
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Where is Antarctica heading?

What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will it be transformed almost beyond recognition? Will global warming lead a huge loss of ice, major sea level rise, radical upheaval to ecosystems, and a massive in growth in human presence and resource…

ECJ ruling may complicate EU proposals on marine protection

A judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), issued in November 2018, may have implications for proposals for the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica which were presented to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic…
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Manifestation Climat à Bruxelles ce 2/12/2018

Grand succès pour cette manifestation, à laquelle je participais sous la bannière "Uccle en transition". Une mobilisation toutes générations confondues, de 7 à 77 ans, voire plus. Toutes langues confondues également, puisqu'on entendait…

A powerful call to reform the Antarctic Treaty

Will Antarctica remain a haven for biodiversity and science or will other interests - commercial and political - win out? Is it properly protected by the current Antarctic Treaty and its governance? This editorial from the scientific journal,…

International community again fails to agree on Marine Protected Area

The recent meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) ended on 2nd November 2018 with no agreement on the creation of a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) in East Antarctica. This is the seventh…

Could old bones influence the future of Antarctica?

The bones of a woman from Chile discovered in Antarctica date back to the 19th century according to a recent BBC article. And this could have an impact on the continent's future when the Antarctica Treaty comes up for renewal in 2048. Read …