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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

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