Pascal Lamy: Chinese Leadership Needed to Protect Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

Source: Caixin . Author: Pascal Lamy. A year has passed since I published a piece in Caixin highlighting the opportunity for China to take leadership in 2020 on climate and biodiversity protection in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. Since then, the year did not unfold quite as planned (to put it lightly). Many of us are still in the grips of this global pandemic …

CCAMLR: Leaders Miss Another Opportunity to Protect the Seas of Antarctica

Available in Spanish, French, Russian and German Meeting closes with no designation of critical Marine Protected Areas and turns a blind eye to illegal fishing in its waters October 30th, 2020: Today the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) concluded its 39th annual meeting, which took place virtually with a restricted agenda. CCAMLR’s mandate includes protecting Antarctic …

‘No other choice’: Groups push to protect vast swaths of Antarctic seas

Source: Mongabay Author: Elizabeth Claire Alberts A coalition of conservation groups is advocating for the establishment of three new marine protected areas (MPAs) in East Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea, which would encompass 4 million square kilometers (1.5 million square miles) of the Southern Ocean, or 1% of the global ocean. These proposals will be discussed at …

Филипп Кусто: люди едят рыбу, набитую пластиком

Source: https://ria.ru/ В 2020 году отмечается 200 лет с момента открытия русскими мореплавателями Антарктиды. Если бы не пандемия, этот год должен был стать прорывным в создании заповедных морских территорий на Южном полюсе, однако без очных конференций процесс затормозился. Почему страны должны создать заповедник вместо добычи ресурсов Южного океана, почему все ждут решения России, о том, что в рыбе слишком много …

Protect tomorrow, make history today –  Support the largest act of Ocean protection ever!

Leaders are considering three new marine protected areas in Antarctica. Collectively, the East Antarctic, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula marine protected areas would protect almost 1% of the Ocean globally- covering almost 4 million km2. Our world is reeling from a combination of the impacts of human encroachment on nature and vapid global leadership. Temperatures on the Antarctic continent are …

Philippe Cousteau: Our encroachment into nature increases the risk of future pandemics

Source: RT.  Covid-19 has put our economic activity into an induced coma but given the planet a rare chance to take a deep breath. Is it a blessing in disguise, or is it too early to celebrate Earth being given a second chance? We talked about this with the environmental advocate, explorer, filmmaker and Emmy-nominated host and producer, Philippe Cousteau.

Proteger el Océano Austral es indispensable para la salud del océano mundial

Por Philippe Cousteau para EFEVERDE. En 1976, mi abuelo y mi padre navegaron 15.000 kms con el Calypso desde Mónaco hasta la Antártida. Descubrieron allí la majestad intacta del continente blanco. Desde entonces mi abuelo jugó un papel crucial en la campaña que llevó a la creación del Protocolo de Protección Ambiental del Tratado Antártico. Ahora, casi tres décadas después, …