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Opinion | Cryosphère : un nouveau sommet international, pour quoi faire ?

Source: LesEchos Le One Planet-Polar Summit, premier sommet international consacré aux glaciers et aux pôles, s’achève aujourd’hui à Paris. Plus que jamais, l’importance de la préservation de la cryosphère doit être soulignée, défendent Geneviève Pons et Jérôme Chappellaz. Continue reading. 

ASOC Closing CCAMLR-42 2023 PR

Small steps made, but Antarctic conservation body falls short on action to tackle giant problems HOBART, Australia, 27TH November 2023. Following two weeks of intense discussions in Hobart, Australia, the international body responsible for safeguarding Antarctica’s marine life (the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources- CCAMLR), finished its annual meeting with just modest progress on promoting a regional …

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 …

Stratégie polaire française: la France doit renforcer la recherche scientifique pour accélérer la désignation des Aires Marines protégées en Antarctique

Paris, 23 mars 2023: Hier, à l’Assemblée Nationale, le groupe d’études parlementaires “Arctique, Antarctique, Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises et Grands Fonds Océaniques” a été lancé par les députés Clémence Guetté (LFI) et Jimmy Pahun (Modem).

Chilean Bárbara Hernández achieves record for longest Antarctic swim with urgent call to increase protection of its waters

Antarctica, 6th February 2023: Yesterday the Chilean ice-water swimmer, Bárbara Hernández, made history by being the first person to swim 2.5 kilometers in the frozen waters of Antarctica. Hernández, an experienced open water swimmer with previous world records including the Guinness World Record for completing the fastest ocean mile swim through the Drake Passage in southern Chile, is currently onboard a Chilean …

Chilean swimmer to perform longest swim in Antarctica’s waters in name of Antarctic ocean protection

Antarctica, 30th January: The Chilean ice-water swimmer, Bárbara Hernández, is currently on an expedition to Antarctica to undertake the longest swim ever done by a person to raise awareness for the need to protect Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Calling world leaders to act to ensure the conservation of the ocean and the continent, Hernández will defy nature by swimming …

Two countries ignore scale of biodiversity crisis by thwarting progress needed to protect Antarctica’s ocean

Hobart, 4th November 2022 Today the international body responsible for safeguarding Antarctica’s waters finished its annual meeting with a mixed bag in terms of progress to protect marine life in the region. The 27 members that make up the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) identified further vulnerable areas and committed to conduct more science on …

A MESSAGE FROM ANTARCTICA2020 CHAMPIONS TO THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE

Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau, Antarctica2020 Champions, send a message to President Boric as he takes office and urge him to put the protection of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean at the top of his environmental agenda.