conservation of antarctic marine living resources - updates

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Hopes dashed for giant new Antarctic marine sanctuary

Oct 28, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Officials say Russia and China were key stumbling blocks, worried about compliance issues and fishing rights

EAST ANTARCTICA. This undated handout picture released by the Pew Charitable Trust on October 28, 2017 shows an ice wall in East Antarctica. Photo by John B. Weller/Pew Charitable Trust/AFP

5 facts about Antarctic sanctuaries

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Conservationists have been pushing for years to better protect pristine Antarctic waters – claimed by a host of countries – from exploitation

Plans have been on the table since 2012 to create two massive and remote marine sanctuaries in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica. File photo of Ross Sea from WikiCommons

Deal struck for world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica

Oct 28, 2016 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED The deal will see a massive US and New Zealand backed marine protected area established in the Ross Sea

Australia confident of Antarctic marine reserve in 2015

Nov 01, 2014 - 2:40 PM

Despite failing to reach consensus during the international talks on protecting biodiversity in East Antarctica Australia remains confident its plans would succeed next year

FAIL. Marine reserves proposed for Antarctica failed to win approval at international talks in Australia Image courtesy of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Plans for Antarctic marine reserves fail again

Oct 31, 2014 - 10:24 PM

China and Russia block both the East Antarctic scheme and a US New Zealand bid for a protected zone in the Ross Sea during the annual Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources talks

FAIL. Marine reserves proposed for Antarctica failed to win approval at international talks in Australia Image courtesy of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australia hopeful for new Antarctic sanctuary proposal

Oct 20, 2014 - 9:58 AM

Its latest proposal is for a 1 0 million square kilometer zone over four areas a plan which will be considered at the annual Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources CCAMLR talks

ANTARCTIC MORNING. King George Island : View of Antarctica early in the morning after a snow shower, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Vanderlei Almeida/ AFP

Antarctic Treaty signatories make protection progress

May 08, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Waters off Antarctica are largely protected but as fishing advances into the area many species and ecosystems face previously unknown threats

ANTARCTIC TREATY. The Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) is the primary forum in which the representatives of Parties to the Antarctic Treaty exchange information, formulate measures, and make decisions and resolutions in order to promote the principles and objectives of the Treaty. Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Progress made towards Antarctic sanctuary – NZ

Nov 03, 2013 - 9:43 AM

New Zealand remains optimistic despite the failure of multi national talks to agree the plan

WILDERNESS. This image obtained from NASA on November 14, 2012 shows a view of Sheldon Glacier with Mount Barre in the background, seen from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctica. AFP / British Antarctic Survey/NASA

Australia, US, France urge Antarctic protected areas

Oct 16, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Russia is seen as key to protecting large swathes of the wilderness area

WILDERNESS. This image obtained from NASA on November 14, 2012 shows a view of Sheldon Glacier with Mount Barre in the background, seen from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctica. AFP / British Antarctic Survey/NASA

New Zealand re-examines ambitious Antarctic plans

Sep 05, 2013 - 2:40 PM

The plan for a 1 6 million square kilometer fishing free haven in the Ross Sea supported by the US was knocked back after Moscow raised objections

ANTARCTIC LANDSCAPE. A picture made available on 10 March 2013 shows two people taking pictures of the King George Island, in archipelago of South Shetland, Antarctica, 20 February 2013. Photo by EPA/Felipe Trueba

Australia, NZ vow to press on with Antarctic plans

Jul 17, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Australia and New Zealand said they were deeply disappointed with Russia blocking a plan to create the world s largest ocean sanctuary off Antarctica but vowed to push ahead

ANTARCTIC LANDSCAPE. A picture made available on 10 March 2013 shows two people taking pictures of the King George Island, in archipelago of South Shetland, Antarctica, 20 February 2013. Photo by EPA/Felipe Trueba

Antarctic nations to wrestle again over sanctuary plan

Jul 14, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Two plans of unprecedented scope are on the table aimed at protecting vast pristine waters and 16 000 species from human predation

A picture made available 18 December 2012 showing a general view of the Fildes Bay in King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, taken  21 February 2012. Photo by EPA/Felipe Trueba