Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Safeguarding Fragile Antarctic Ecosystems

Although not directly related to Penguin Science, there are some very interesting proposals raised that are important enough to warrant a mention here. Those proposals deal with the conservation and survival of penguins through safeguarding measures. This is a lengthy article, but a necessary one for all who seek to preserve the lives of these birds.

New Rules Needed To Govern World's Fragile Polar Regions

ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2008) — A new co-ordinated international set of rules to govern commercial and research activities in both of Earth's polar regions is urgently needed to reflect new environmental realities and to temper pressure building on these highly fragile ecosystems, according to several of the experts convening in Iceland for a UN-affiliated conference marking the International Polar Year.

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