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Antarctic Treaty parties reaffirm commitment to ban on mining in the Antarctic

Thursday, June 2nd 2016 - 08:29 UTC
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The 29 countries party to the Antarctic Treaty unanimously agreed on Wednesday to a resolution at the 39th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) stating their “firm commitment to retain and continue to implement…as a matter of highest priority” the ban on mining activities in the Antarctic, which is part of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (also called the Madrid Protocol). Read full article


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  • Idlehands

    This is about global realpolitik more than environmental protection. The “great wilderness” that is Antarctica has the least diversity of life on the land mass of any continent. While the seas around it are abundant there's not a lot to protect on land.

    It's a shame the world isn't more united when it comes to other environmental issues that are far more pressing and beneficial to humanity - like allowing the oceans to recover from over fishing.

    Jun 02nd, 2016 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Still think fish farms on a grand scale may well work,

    eat half, let the other half free into the sea to breed.
    [ no I don't mean half of a fish ]

    Jun 03rd, 2016 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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