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Antarctic biodiversity needs protection – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 25th, 2015.

Antarctica is teeming with life, but that life needs protection, say the authors of a new review published in Nature. Recent research has revealed that the variety of life in the seemingly inhospitable Antarctic is much greater than previously thought. However the review authors – including a New Zealander – warn that without adequate protection, […]

Antarctic marine reserve bid fails – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on November 1st, 2013.

Efforts to reach an international agreement establishing a Marine Protected Area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea have failed for the third time in a row. The proposal to create Marine Protected Area (MPA) was a key focus of the annual meeting of the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) taking place in […]

Antarctic reserves back on the agenda at CCAMLR

John Kerr posted in on October 17th, 2013.

Policy makers are hoping an Antarctic conservation meeting in Hobart could lead to no-fish zones in the Southern Ocean, but will the US government shut down throw a spanner in the works? The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is tasked with managing the protection of Antarctic marine ecosystems and is […]

No Marine Protected Areas for Ross Sea – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on November 2nd, 2012.

The Antarctic Ross Sea will remain open to fishing in all areas following the failure of an international meeting to reach agreement on the establishment of Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean. After 11 days of intense talks, the meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, concluded […]

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