Sunday, 26 January 2014

Wildlife Across the Globe Rely on Pristine Antarctic Waters: Protect Them (Op-Ed)

Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary, UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals | January 24, 2014 09:58pm ET

Bradnee Chambers, executive secretary of the United Nations Environment ProgrammeConvention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

At the end of last year, representatives from the U.S., theEuropean Union and more than 30 other nations met in the Tasmanian city of Hobart, Australia. It was the thirty-second meeting of a commission tasked with protecting Antarctica's lifefrom risks to the continent's nearly pristine ecosystems.

The nations, members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), were following through on obligations from the international treaty that established the commission in 1982 to conserve the marine animals of Antarctica, and in particular, its krill resources.

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