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Russia comes to the party as CCAMLR reaches agreement on Marine Protected Area for Ross Sea

After years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Marine Living Resources has reached a consensus on a landmark Marine Protection Area proposed for Antarctica's Southern Ocean… Read more »

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources to discuss marine protection of Ross Sea

Next week, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) will be holding discussions at its annual meeting in Hobart that could determine the future of the Ross Sea… Read more »

What is the Antarctic Treaty?

The Antarctic Treaty applies to the entire region south of 60° South Latitude. It effectively stops nations from making territorial claims or from exploiting Antarctic resources.… Read more »

Antarctic governance a symbol of international cooperation

Antarctica doesn’t have a government - it is governed by international agreement. As such, Antarctic governance is an example of international cooperation at a rare scale.… Read more »