A2020 News

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 …

Enfin une aire marine protégée pour l’est de l’Antarctique ?

Source: Techniques de l’Ingénieur Author: Matthieu Combe La députée Frédérique Tuffnell (Modem) veut faire avancer le sujet de la protection de l’Océan Austral. Elle organisait le 12 mars une conférence en ligne réunissant députés, scientifiques et diplomates pour aboutir à la création d’une aire marine protégée dans l’Est de l’Océan Antarctique en 2021.

Océan. 2021, une année critique pour l’Antarctique

Source: Ouest France Author: Stéphane Gallois Députés, diplomates et scientifiques conjuguent leurs efforts pour faire progresser la protection de l’océan Austral.

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 …

Crucial meeting could expand protection of Antarctic waters

Source: China Dialogue Ocean Author: Fermín Koop Hopes are high this month’s CCAMLR meeting will extend Southern Ocean protection, despite pandemic disruption. Environmental meetings this year have largely been postponed amid the pandemic, but a crucial one remains on the table. Twenty-five countries and the EU will meet online later this month to vote on extending protection of the Southern Ocean.

‘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 …

Philippe Cousteau : ”nous envoyons des gens sur la lune et nous ne pouvons pas réparer un navire qui fuit au large des côtes de l’île Maurice, c’est scandaleux !”

Source: Figaro Nautisme. Author: Sophie Liman. Philippe Cousteau Junior, petit-fils du commandant Cousteau et fils du réalisateur Philippe Cousteau, nous raconte son combat pour préserver l’océan, son nouveau projet nommé ANTARCTICA2020 et réagit à la catastrophe écologique qui touche l’Île Maurice.

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 …

Southern Ocean Marine Protected Areas: Why Ambitious Ocean Protection Is Still Possible in 2020

Watch this Deep Dive on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Organised by Ocean Unite and Antarctica2020, this Deep Dive originally aired on June 2nd (2020) as part of the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Ocean Dialogues.