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Despite substantial movement from China on Antarctic Conservation, Southern Ocean progress remains stalled while protection efforts expand around world

HOBART, 30 October 2015 – The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has again failed to agree to protect key areas in the Ross Sea and in East Antarctica at its annual meeting in Hobart.

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Antarctic Ocean Alliance Calls for Overdue Southern Ocean Conservation Commitments

HOBART, Australia, Oct. 19, 2015—The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) called on the 25 member countries gathering today for the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to finally agree on lasting and significant Southern Ocean protection.

CCAMLR previously pledged to establish two marine protected areas by 2012, but, because of a lack of consensus, member states have failed to reach agreement on two major proposals on four separate occasions.…

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Antarctic Meeting opens, paving way for marine protection in the Southern Ocean

Sofia, Bulgaria – 1.6.2015: As the 2015 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) begins today in Sofia, Bulgaria, there is renewed optimism amongst organizations working for marine protection in Antarctica’s oceans. The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) is represented at the meeting by its partnering organization, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), which has recognised NGO status at the ATCM.…

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If only every day was World Penguin Day

If ever there was a bird ready to have its own day, it’s the dapper, deep-diving penguin. With penguins spending 75% of their lives at seas, it’s vital we protect the oceans around Antarctica, to ensure their survival for generations to come.

Sign our petition now and then join us in celebration of this unique bird and its marine habitat.

Credits: shot and produced by John Weller

Music: Jeff Pevar

Graphics: Tim Turner, John Weller.

Natural Sounds: Macaulay Librart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Theodore A. Parker III, Jesse H. Barry, John Weller.

Additional Footage: Rodrigo Zalles/CSA-UPCH, HumBoldt Penguins, Peter Young, Yellow Eyed Penguins Cassandra Brooks, “Endangered Wildlife” Patricia Majluf, Fishing Pew Charitable Trusts, Interview.

© John B. Weller (2014)

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