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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…

Video: sneaking up on sleeping whales

Take a look at this news report that captures the challenges of trying to tag sleeping whales, so scientists can understand how to better protect them. It's not easy to sneak up on a whale! But this is a serious endeavour as the interviewees…

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…
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Southern Ocean among the last wildernesses of the seas

A new study shows that just 13.2% of the Earth's oceans are now truly wild. The seas around the Antarctic contain some of these remaining wilderness, which makes efforts to create new marine protected areas (our previous blog post) all the more…
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Industry limits krill fishing in Southern Ocean

Good news for efforts to conserve the Antarctic's fisheries and the fragile eco-systems of the Southern Ocean! In early July (2018), the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK), which represents 85 percent of the krill industry…
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Manmade pollution reaches Antarctica

A new report from Greenpeace has worrying news for the Antarctic wilderness. Scientists have found microplastics and persistent hazardous chemicals in snow and water samples from remote areas of the continent. Greenpeace and the EU are calling…

March of Penguins to support calls for world's biggest wildlife reserve

Greenpeace has begun 2018 with the March of the Penguins. Model penguins have appeared in cities all over the world to promote its campaign to support calls to create the world's biggest wildlife reserve in Antarctica. The proposal was originally…

No agreement on protected area off East Antarctic coast

Despite pressure from Australia, France and the EU, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) recently failed to reach agreement on creating a new Marine Protection Area (MPA) off the East Antarctic coast.…

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