International meeting on Antarctic ocean protection ends with no further progress

Special MPA Meeting  – ASOC Closing Press Release Two countries thwart the will of the remaining twenty-five to create a system of marine protected areas Santiago Chile, June 23 2023: Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) were unable to reach consensus on the designation of marine protected areas (MPAs) at a special meeting …

Spirit of international cooperation put to the test at Antarctic meeting

Helsinki, 8 June 2023: An international Antarctic meeting in Helsinki ended this week with environmental organizations expressing frustration that the outcomes do not reflect the magnitude of the climate and biodiversity crises currently facing the region. The 45th Antarctic Treaty Consultative meeting (ATCM) addressed climate issues and the protection of key species, but saw little progress towards a robust adoption …