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World's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica's Ross Sea comes into effect

Saturday, December 2nd 2017 - 08:56 UTC
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The world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica officially comes into effect on Friday, in what has been hailed as a “watershed” moment in conservation. The marine protected area in the Ross Sea curbs damaging activities such as fishing, to protect wildlife including Adelie and emperor penguins in the high seas off Antarctica. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    He urged the UK Government to take the ”next step“ in protecting the waters around Antarctica by boosting protection around South Georgia and putting in place a fully protected ”no-take zone“ round the neighboring South Sandwich Islands.

    But don't these waters belong to Argentina?

    By a ruling of the UN, Argentina will extend its maritime platform (Politica Argentina) ; New map of the maritime platform reaffirms the sovereignty of Malvinas with UN endorsement (ElCronista); Argentina enlarges its territory 35%, with a UN endorsement ...(La Capital).To add to this euphoric atmosphere the Argentine Foreign Minister stated, ''This is a historic opportunity for Argentina. We have taken a great step in the demarcation of the outer limit of our continental shelf; the most extensive boundary of Argentina and our border with humanity,'' Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra told La Nacion, which tomorrow will publicly announce the details of this resolution. (Susana Malcorra, quoted by Dinatale M, La Nacion, Argentina, 27 March 2016).

    But what is the truth...

    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims and The UN CLCA Commission (1 page):-

    Dec 02nd, 2017 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Lightning

    Well, that's that, then.

    Sorry, Argentina

    Dec 03rd, 2017 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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