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Montevideo, August 8th 2022 - 21:43 UTC

Tag: Antarctica Peninsula

  • Wednesday, August 3rd 2022 - 08:32 UTC

    Argentina and Chile lobby for a Marine Protected Area west of Antarctica Peninsula

    It is estimated 75% of all Antarctic krill is to be found in the Peninsula region

    Argentine and Chilean relations have not been traditionally smooth given the several borderline disputes both in land and in the sea, but there is a chance that this rivalry turns into a biodiversity milestone, with the joint proposal to create a Marine Protected Area in waters next to west Antarctica Peninsula and south of the Scotia arc, a project in which the Chilean Antarctic Institute and Argentina's Antarctic Institute have been working on since 2012.

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