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Russia, Ukraine again block global efforts for Southern Ocean Marine Protection

AOA vigil 1 Nov pic1

HOBART, 1 November 2013 – The partners of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) today said that the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) missed an historic opportunity due to blocking by Russia and the Ukraine again to protect key Antarctic marine habitats at its annual meeting in Hobart calling into question its ability to deliver on its conservation commitments.

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Public call on CCAMLR to deliver real Antarctic marine protection at rally in Hobart


HOBART, Australia, 28 October 2013 – More than 200 people took part in a rally hosted by the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) today outside the headquarters of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in Hobart, calling for permanent Antarctic marine protection.


The lunchtime rally included participants with giant eye balloons and large binoculars representing those “watching” the CCAMLR meeting for an outcome, a performance of Russian music and a colourful range of signs and banners calling on CCALMR to deliver on its conservation promises.…

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AOA calls on CCAMLR to agree lasting Ross Sea and East Antarctica protection


HOBART, Australia, 23 October 2013 – As representatives of the 25 Members1 of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meet in Hobart, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) called on Members, who will decide the fate of two key protection proposals in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica, to step up to their conservation commitments and agree to lasting and significant Southern Ocean protection.…

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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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