Raw Story US joins Australia and France in pushing for Antarctic sanctuaries Raw Story “Australia, the European Union, France, New Zealand and the United States jointly call for the establishment this year of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the...
Australia, New Zealand, the United States, France and the EU on Wednesday stepped up pressure on Russia for a swift agreement to create vast Antarctic marine sanctuaries.
The waters around Antarctica are home to some 16,000 known species, including whales, seals, albatrosses and penguins, as well as unique species of fish.
Antarctic marine reserve threatened by sunset clause, conservationists warn: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/24/antarctic-marine-reserve-threat-sunset-clause << failure to protect Antarctic waters long-term could leave it vulnerable to oil drilling and fishing within 15 years
Australia, US put heat on Russia over Antarctic sanctuaries: http://news.yahoo.com/australia-us-france-urge-antarctic-protected-areas-021127088.html
Calls for conservation in Antarctic waters: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11142999
Proposed areas of marine protection in Antarctica
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources negotiations aim to ban fishing across much of Southern Ocean: http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/oct/19/antarctica-proposed-areas-protection
Talks open on no fishing zone to protect Antarctic seas: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/19/antarctic-fishing-ban-bid
Supporters in new push for scaled back Antarctic reserve: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24551855