Thursday, November 1, 2012

The fight is not over for the Southern Ocean!

Today is a sad day for the Southern Ocean. CCAMLR’s (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) commitment to the global community to create large-scale marine reserves in the Southern Ocean was dishonoured today. We are deeply disappointed.

But rest assured the fight is not over. For the second time in thirty years, CCAMLR has agreed to hold a “special extraordinary” meeting in July to focus on reaching agreement on marine protection areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean. This special meeting would not have happened without your support. Failure will not be an option at the next meeting. We know that you and the rest of the world will be watching, and taking action.

We want to thank you for all of your support this year. Your effort is going to be critical to success in 2013. We will be back on board with plans bigger and better than ever to protect the Southern Ocean next week.

Stay tuned we will be right back!


© Antarctic Ocean Alliance 2011 |
Steve Campbell

(AOA Campagin Director) and the rest of the AOA team.
The AOA Team

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