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Antarctic wildlife research fund launched in Australia with Norwegian support

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 17:39 UTC
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The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) was unveiled at a ceremony in Australia, with the aim of strengthening the scientific basis for the management of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Region. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    What, no Argentinian on the board ?

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    let's hope these guys do something about the massive killing of penguins in the islets.
    and the guilty is not only the useless government of the islands, but the whole population.

    anyway, the first to go to jail has to be viceroy roberts.
    let´s see if he is gonna dye his hair

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Still no Argentinian on the board ?

    except a lonely argy tourist passing

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    1 & 3
    “Scientific Advisor to the AWR is Dr. Rodolfo Werner, who is a Senior Advisor to Pew Charitable Trusts and ASOC”

    Rodolfo Werner was born in Bariloche, you pair of ignoramuses.
    so, an ARGENTINO is leading this project.

    A COMERLA....

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Professor Dr. Werner Rodolfo Greuter, (born February 27, 1938) in Genova, Italy, as a Swiss national, I


    Feb 25th, 2015 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron



    Dr. Rodolfo Werner, Senior Advisor (Antarctica and Southern Ocean)

    Dr. Rodolfo Werner Kinkelin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, graduated as biologist from the University of Buenos Aires, obtained a PhD in Biology at the University of Munich, Germany, and conducted a Postdoc in Marine Zoology at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He has provided advice on marine science and conservation policies to numerous international environmental organizations. For the last 10 years he has been focusing his work on Antarctic marine wildlife, especially on the conservation of Antarctic krill, penguins, seals and Patagonian toothfish. Currently, he is a Senior advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts and ASOC. For the last 10 years, he has been attending meetings of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (, the Committee for Environmental Protection of the Antarctic Treaty, and Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings ( as representative of ASOC. He has been the Coordinator of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence ( and is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. Since 2006, Rodolfo has been also working as a naturalist on board of vessels traveling to Antarctica. Currently, he is part of the Antarctic field staff of Lindblad Expeditions/National, lecturing on diverse Antarctic marine conservation issues. Besides of his academic credentials, he is fluent in English, Spanish and German. He is currently based in San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina and can be contacted at:

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund


    I'm sure he's very distinguished, but being a Senior Advisor isn't the same as leading the project.

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Maybe I'll adopt a penguin...

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “obtained a PhD in Biology at the University of Munich, Germany, and conducted a Postdoc in Marine Zoology at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.”

    is this not possible in Argent-cheena?

    US/Britain leads the way, as always.

    Suck it up, penguin-cedron, suck it up!

    How's that insecurity complex working out for you?

    have obtained any more fantasy degrees that you googled?

    do tell?

    I like a laugh.

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    When the Anglos stop murdering Penguins in the Falklands, when they stop the genocide of the New Zealand dolphin, and when the Ozzers bring back the Thylacine, then I will consider any Anglo “wildlife” org as minimally credible.

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 02:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Rodolfo is bottom of the heap… figures!

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Out of Control.
    The word murder means deliberately and with malice of forethought taking a life.
    Currently where and when are the“Anglos”murdering penguins in the Falklands ?
    Where in N.Z. is the “murdering” of Dolphins taking place.
    Having been to New Zealand and seen both Hector's and Dusky dolphins , I saw the protection afforded to these species. The Maui dolphin is an unfortunate victim of fishing practice and NOT hunted as you stupidly imply.
    I agree that urgent steps should be taken to ensure that areas where they are found and breed should have protection status.
    As for the thylocene, your crocodile tears are laughable.
    I am sure that NO Argentine cattle farmer EVER shot a Puma or a Jaguar but was quite content to have them prey on the cattle herds.
    How about the destruction of the Pampas for soy production or the hectares of vines planted in Mendoza ?
    I presume no wildlife existed there before this. Have a look at the loss of plant and wildlife in Argentina before you write any more about the dreaded Anglos.
    The Latinos are unsullied ? I don't think so !

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    9 imbecile
    this man was graduated in the universidad de buenos aires and did a master in the universidad de buenos aires, you imbecile, and he is leading this project.
    want to read his resumé?

    now, lets see what a graduate from an english university usually makes.

    “UK man behind Isis beheadings named as Mohammed Emwazi
    Emwazi, a 26-year-old west Londoner and university graduate, was given the monicker ‘Jihadi John’ by a group of his hostages”

    “University of Leeds chiefs proudly awarded Leeds-born TV presenter and charity fundraiser Savile an honorary doctorate of law in 1986.”

    “Jimmy Savile abused 60 people at Stoke Mandeville hospital, inquiry finds”

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    The organisation was launched in Australia.

    Obviously becaide it is recognised that not only do we own the largest chunk of Antarctica, are the richest and most powerful country located in the Southern Hemisphere but because they wanted to be sure that it wasn't fleeced of all its money and didn't want it to get tied up in petty regional politics and fantasies that percolate throughout South America.

    And no Argentinean is on the board leading this project. The project is being funded and controlled by developed countries not devolving ones. They might employ a former Argentinean but he won't have access to the bank account that's for sure.

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    A Kuwaiti born and bred. I don't regard him as typically British.
    Only an idiot like you would extrapolate his behaviour to the whole of the UK population.
    If you believe that then I am entitled to believe that the main sport of the Argentinian people is kidnapping children, torturing people and throwing nuns from helicopters.
    Jimmy Savile was an utter creep who managed to use his “fame” for charity work to cover his activities. It was a case of being too powerful to challenge at the time. Now, belatedly, justice is being done for his victims and the spotlight has been turned on others of the same ilk.

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    you mentioned the twat==twit.
    you are still reading to many papers,
    your opinions matter not,

    no matter how much you act like a spoilt child,
    the Falkland's are still BRITISH,
    and ARGENTINA still lost,
    get over it, twit twat.

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Only an idiot like you would extrapolate his behaviour to the whole of the UK population.”

    exactly that is what YOU and the rest of pelotudos of this shitty site do since ages,

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    I will call my adopted penguin Tobycedron in honour of their deep & passionate concern for Antarctic wildlife. Close monitoring may be necessary for signs of resentment and depression in coming months however...

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 01:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    “... coming months...”

    You missed the word INCREASING.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 02:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Glaikit numpty
    The difference being that WE are correct !!

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I already adopted. Mine is called penguin - cedron and I feed him a biscuit when he sqwuaks.
    Other times I just ignore him.

    Poor thing is crying out for love. But I just like to play with his bird-brain mind.


    Feb 27th, 2015 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    The world is in the lamentable shape it is today from an environmental point of way DUE TO the Anglo. The world knows it, everyone knows it, so whatever is said on board of mendacities is pointless and cannot change the fact.

    The Anglo polluted the planet beyond repair, the Anglo hunted dozens of species to extinction, the Anglo shipped species across continents causing biome calamity on every corner of the world. Exhibit A:

    Exbihit A1:

    Of course after shipping the rats and thus being directly responsible for the genocide of millions of birds, and other animals there... the Anglo decides to genocide the rats themselves, which is their best asset really, commiting genocide. It's what the Anglo does.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yes yes yes.... do you feel more empowered after that rant?


    So sad!

    Anyway, thanks for communicating your thoughts in the ANGLO language on the ANGLO Internet.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    So you are saying that the Anglos carried a cargo of rats to release on S. Georgia. Do you have access to the Bill of Lading to prove this ?
    As to the disease carried by snails and rats in Forida. The Hispanics settled it first so you can blame them from carrying the rats
    Who is causing the possible extinction of the Rhino, Tiger and Elephant?
    The Chinese due to their desire for ivory and body parts for medicine..
    The widespread slaughter of sharks and tuna. The Chinese.
    Destruction of the east Asian forests for hardwoods. The Chinese.
    Your new found best friends.
    Who introduced cattle into Argentina. The Anglos.
    Who introduced the vine into Argentina, the Spanish
    Both are helping to destroy the habitat with the associated flora and fauna.
    I presume you will be starting a petition to have these foreign implants removed ?
    Loggers, cattle ranchers and farmers are destroying the Brazilian rain forest.
    Who pray is responsible for that. Not the Anglos but the Hispanics/Latinos.
    Indonesians are destroying their forests putting in danger the survival of the Orang utan...not the Anglos.
    The Mountain Gorilla is in danger of extinction, not by ANGLOS, but by native Africans.
    In the Mediterranean, millions of songbirds are being slaughtered for sport by Hispanics/Latinos. The Anglos are trying to protect them.
    The worlds leading wildlife protection societies are Anglo led and funded.
    What is Argentina's contribution ? Not a lot !
    You yourself advocated the wiping out of fish stocks in the self -proclaimed Argentine sea. For a self proclaimed genius and wonderful scholar, your posts show a complete ignorance of ecology . Bottom of the class.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron


    English and english wannabes are responsible of the death of MILLIONS of penguins, birds and all kind of animals worldwide.

    Maybe you dont know, and it would not be a surprise, but only with Deep Horizon, British Petrol caused the death of 1 million birds.

    Add to that the massacre of 5 million penguins by the islanders, and you will have a little sample of all the disaster these cretins are doing.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    British penguins not Argentinean penguins.

    So nothing to do with Argentina.

    Nothing they can do to stop whatever the Falkland Islanders want to do.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    Just a quick sample:

    Norfolk Startling - 1923. Competition from introduced European Starling, Song Thrush and Common Blackbird, clearance for agriculture.

    Red-crowned Parakeet - Last recorded 1869. Due to persecution, because of predation on gardens and crops.

    Kangaroo Island Emu - 1805. Extinction has been attributed to hunting and habitat clearance through burning. A captive bird died in 1822

    Southern Boobook - 1996 (YES - NINETEEN NINETY-SIX!!!!) The population of the Norfolk boobook declined with the clearance and modification of its forest habitat, especially the felling of large trees with suitable hollows for nesting in. There was also competition for nest hollows with feral honey bees and introduced crimson rosellas.[5] By 1986 the population had been reduced to a single female bird, named “Miamiti” after a matriarch of the Norfolk Island people.

    Thylacine - 1936 Massive Human predation to clear the Thylacine threat to industrial cattle industries.

    Eastern Hare-wallaby - 1890 Delicacy Bushmeat and habitat reduction

    AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE we are supposed to applaud for environmental conscience??

    Bring back those birds and mammals first Australian Ozzers.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 04:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I see neither of you answered my question. In the history of Spanish conquest of the S.American continent, they pursued a policy of nature conservation to keep all of the wildlife in their natural habitat and free from human persecution. No foreign animals, birds or plants were introduced ?
    Explain ALL the European cattle wandering about.
    How is it that the pampas was ploughed up to grow soya...a plant native to ASIA.
    What a pair of morons the two of you are if you think your country is blameless.
    Where man has colonised, he has altered the landscape and habitat to ensure his survival.
    Guess what, the Hispanics /Latinos did and are still doing the same, which you conveniently omit to criticise.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    The reason I do not answer your question is simple, you seem to somehow imply or believe I am PRO-Spanish or pro-Spanish conquest. I am not, I despise it just as much as I despise Anglo conquest.

    That's why I hate EUians, all of you. You went all over trying to conquer other people, having NO RESPECT for them. That's how you earn respect? No. Even the Belgians tried it in Congo, the Germans in Namibia, the Scottish in Panama, the Danish in Greenland, the Russians in Alaska, Italians in Libya AND Eritrea/Ethiopia... let's not even talk about he major players which need no clarification of their atrocities (Dutch, Spanish, French, English, Portuguese).

    So I am not pro-Spanish, Spain can go fuck itself as much as England or the others. I am only Pro-Argentine, anti-foreign.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    So Argentina's population consists solely of the original “Indian” aboriginal peoples. There was no immigration and conquest by Spanish settlers
    Your language, architecture, arts,music, literature, place names etc. all appeared by osmosis. Argentina did not commit any atrocities against the indigenous population ?
    As to my point about the Spanish in S.America, I presume you are saying that on Argentine independence, you ceased to be Spanish, genetically also....a remarkable biological feat !
    In that case,Argentina must take the blame for the damage to it's habitat and wildlife as you are the one's in control.

    Changing the subject, but related. You some while back regaled us about the top quality beef in your country...all naturally grass fed. The facts seem to contradict this
    The BBC had a program in which an Australian chef toured Argentina from B.A. to Mendoza. He visited the largest cattle market just outside B.A. to watch the proceedings and talk to the cattle sellers and buyers.
    What shocked him was he was told that 80% or more of the country's cattle were produce in feed lots...not grass. He passed through square kms. of bare earth where cattle were getting fed with grains and additives to accelerate their growth. Farther inland he eventually arrived at an estancia where cattle were raised on grass. There he helped the mother of the household to make choripans which he described as almost the same as Cornish pasties.
    Seemingly Cornish miners came across in the 1830's to work the silver mines and introduced the pasties to the local population who adapted it to their use.

    Your hatred of anyone but your countrymen shows what a sad twisted person you are, but again, who cares. Stay in your little world and learn only from second hand opinions. Who knows, you may even live long enough to see Chinese as the largest ethnic group in your country . Keep up with the language, it will be your native tongue before you know it.

    Mar 01st, 2015 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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