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New Report Calls for Protection of the Weddell Sea Region

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As part of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance’s (AOA) proposal to designate marine protected areas (MPA) and marine reserves across 19 regions around Antarctica, the AOA today launched its new report titled Antarctic Ocean Legacy: Towards Protection of the Weddell Sea Region. The findings of the report aim to contribute towards ongoing scientific and policy work – currently led by Germany and Russia – on the region, which is located south of the Atlantic Ocean. The Weddell Sea region is renowned for having one of the most intact ecosystems left on earth and for being a major engine of global ocean circulation.

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Annual Antarctic Treaty meeting Paves Way for Consensus on Marine Protection in Southern Ocean

[BRASILIA, Brazil] As the 2014 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM), closes today in Brasilia, there is renewed optimism amongst organizations working for marine protection in the Antarctic, after key countries committed to work together in the lead up to this October’s Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in Hobart. …

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From Russia to Japan: Conservation Groups Mark World Penguin Day with a Call to Protect the Southern Ocean

Brussels:  To mark World Penguin Day (25.04.14), the partners of Antarctic Ocean Alliance, including Pew Charitable Trusts, ASOC, WWF and Greenpeace, called on countries including China, Russia, Norway and Japan to help create the world’s two largest marine protected areas (MPAs) to date.  A number of activities – from receptions to photo exhibition and seminars were held in Japan, Russia, Norway and China to mark the day, and a new online petition calling on Russia to support Antarctic protection was launched.…

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If only every day was World Penguin Day

If ever there was a bird ready to have its own day, it’s the dapper, deep-diving penguin. With penguins spending 75% of their lives at seas, it’s vital we protect the oceans around Antarctica, to ensure their survival for generations to come.

Sign our petition now and then join us in celebration of this unique bird and its marine habitat.

Credits: shot and produced by John Weller

Music: Jeff Pevar

Graphics: Tim Turner, John Weller.

Natural Sounds: Macaulay Librart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Theodore A. Parker III, Jesse H. Barry, John Weller.

Additional Footage: Rodrigo Zalles/CSA-UPCH, HumBoldt Penguins, Peter Young, Yellow Eyed Penguins Cassandra Brooks, “Endangered Wildlife” Patricia Majluf, Fishing Pew Charitable Trusts, Interview.

© John B. Weller (2014)

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