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Thousands have Joined the Watch to protect Antarctica's Southern Ocean. View the 25 countries deciding its fate and take action.

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4,206

People in Argentina

Argentina has a proud history of Antarctic exploration and scientific research. Email Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Marcos Timerman with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

10,463

People in Australia

Australia is a major Antarctic research country and an important player in CCAMLR decisions. Email Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

4,885

People in Belgium

Belgium is a strong advocate for Antarctic marine conservation. Write to Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders with why Antarctica's water should be protected in 2014.

1,709

People in Brazil

Email decision maker Mr Alberto Luiz Pinto Coelho Fonseca  with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

1,278

People in Chile

Chile is positive about Antarctic marine protection but is also a fishing nation. Email decision maker Ms María Luisa Carvallo Cruz with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

3,745

People in China

China is playing a greater role in Antarctic science and exploration. Supporting marine reserves would give China a stronger voice at the table. Email Foreign Minister Wang Yi with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

81,614

People in European Union

The EU, along with France and Australia is proposing a network of marine protected areas in East Antarctica.

12,248

People in France

France, along with Australia and the EU is proposing a network of marine protected areas in East Antarctica. Email Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

13,914

People in Germany

Email Minister Christian Schmidt with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

3,587

People in India

Email decision maker Dr Vellorkirakathil N. Sanjeevan with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

12,389

People in Italy

Email Minister of Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

1,403

People in Japan

Email decision maker Mr Joji Morishita with why Antarctica's waters should be protected.

5

People in Namibia

Namibia is an important transhipment country for Southern Ocean fisheries. Email Foreign Minister Netumbo Ndaitwah with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

24,641

People in New Zealand

New Zealand has a long history of Antarctic research and is very active in CCAMLR decision making. Write to Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

887

People in Norway

Norway has a strong tradition of leadership on sustainability and responsible international relations, but could play a stronger role of support at CCAMLR. Email Foreign Minister Børge Brende with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

2,992

People in Poland

Poland has been a voice in favour of Antarctic marine conservation. Email decision maker Mr Leszek Dybiec with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014

11,631

People in Russia

Russia has a long history of polar leadership, exploration and science. Email decision maker, Mr Sergey V. Simakov with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

1,191

People in South Africa

South Africa is active in marine conservation and could become a strong advocate for marine conservation in the Antarctic. Email Dr Monde Mayekiso with why Antarctica's waters should be protected.

5,561

People in South Korea

South Korea has a modern, technologically advanced science research programme in the Antarctic. Email Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se with why Antarctica's waters should be protected.

7,340

People in Spain

Email decision maker Ms Margarita Mancebo Robledo with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

2,999

People in Sweden

Sweden is an advocate for Antarctic marine protection. Email Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

617

People in Ukraine

Ukraine carries out scientific research in Antarctica and is a fishing nation. Email Ambassador Stanislav Stashevskyi with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

11,804

People in United Kingdom

The UK has a long history of Antarctic exploration and science.  Email Foreign Secretary William Hague with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

72,937

People in United States

The US has a long history of Antarctic research and exploration. Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken in favour of Antarctic marine conservation. Email decision maker Mr Evan Bloom with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

39

People in Uruguay

Email Foreign Minister Luis Almagro with why Antarctica's waters should be protected in 2014.

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