Forty Years of Antarctic Marine Conservation: Policy Approaches in the Antarctic Treaty System
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The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the treaty organization charged with advancing marine conservation in the vast Southern Ocean, celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year. CCAMLR is a key part of the Antarctic Treaty System, and its membership includes the United States and other major countries active in Antarctic governance. While it has a reputation for promoting science and developing cutting-edge fisheries management rules, CCAMLR in recent years has faced challenges in continuing to establish large-scale marine protected areas.
Please join the Wilson Center for a discussion of CCAMLR's achievements and its path forward, ahead of October's annual Commission meeting.
Ambassador Olivier Guyonvarch
Ambassador Francisco Berguño
Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more
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