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CCAMLR 2021: Another Missed Opportunity to Protect Antarctica

29th October 2021   Antarctica2020 is a group of influencers from the world of sport, politics, business, media and science, that are building support for the full and effective protection of the Southern Ocean, through the establishment of a network of large-scale marine protected areas in this unique and important wilderness. Quotes from A2020 members “CCAMLR Members have again failed …

CCAMLR: Another Missed Opportunity to Protect Antarctica

October 29th, 2021: Today the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)1 – the body responsible for Antarctic marine conservation – concluded its 40th annual meeting, which took place virtually with a restricted schedule. For the fifth year running, no Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been agreed, despite leading scientists and 1.5 million members of the public …

Scientists and experts commemorate 30th anniversary of Madrid Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty

Today (4 October), ministers, leading scientists and experts from around the world are meeting at the Archeological Museum of Madrid to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Madrid Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty. In 1991, this Protocol, hailed as a significant achievement for environmental governance, declared the full protection of the entire Antarctic continent from exploitation. 

EU Ministerial Press Statement

BRUSSELS: Today Ministers from countries backing further Antarctic marine protection are meeting to discuss how to win support of Russia and China for increased action. European Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius, is hosting ministers ahead of the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources (CCAMLR) that will decide on three large-scale protection proposals in the Southern …

President Macron accepts petition of 1.5 million worldwide signatures urging protection of Antarctica’s waters

Today, during a boat trip organized on the first day of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, Antarctica2020 members Pascal Lamy and Geneviève Pons (picture) handed a petition to President Macron on behalf of 1.5 million people that call for the protection of Antarctica. The petition is part of a campaign that is advocating for the designation of large-scale …

«Лучше честно признать, что Мировой океан скоро опустеет»

Source: Plus.One.Ru Британец Льюис Пью — многократный рекордсмен мира по плаванию на выносливость в экстремальных условиях. Он стал первым человеком, совершившим долгие заплывы в каждом из пяти океанов без специального оборудования — только в плавках и очках. Медики считают, что британец обладает уникальной способностью поднимать температуру своего тела, чтобы выдерживать ледяную воду. Своими заплывами Льюис привлекает внимание к проблемам изменения климата и хрупкости морских экосистем. Plus-one.ru поговорил с покровителем океана ООН о том, как …

Antarctica: Cousteau’s CCAMLR call

Source: Oceanographic THIS OCTOBER, THE COUNTRIES RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THE SOUTHERN OCEAN WILL MEET AT CCAMLR TO VOTE ON THE CREATION OF THREE MARINE PROTECTED AREAS COVERING ALMOST 4 MILLION KM2 OF OCEAN. HERE, PHILIPPE COUSTEAU CALLS FOR ACTION, AND INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE CHORUS.

Pamela Anderson joins the fight to protect Antarctica’s waters

The campaign focused on increasing the protection of Antarctica’s waters received a huge boost with the announcement that actor and activist Pamela Anderson will be joining the Antarctica2020 group in their efforts to ensure greater protection of the waters that surround Antarctica.

Olivier Poivre D’Arvor, French Ambassador for Polar and Marine issues Call On CCAMLR

French Ambassador for Polar and Marine issues Olivier Poivre D’Arvor recording for the Call on CCAMLR campaign.

Creating the world’s largest marine protected area

Source: Marine & Oceans By Geneviève Pons, Directrice générale et Vice-Présidente d’Europe Jacques Delors, Ambassadrice d’Antarctica 2020 Director General and Vice-President of Europe Jacques Delors, Antarctica 2020’s Champion