Antarctic Treaty celebrates 50 years

As the Antarctic Treaty, with which signatories vowed to dedicate the continent to peace and science, reaches the grand old age of 50, the Head of IUCN’s Global Marine Programme, Carl Gustaf Lundin, looks back on this historic agreement. He discusses the impact the increasing number of tourists are having on this delicate ecosystem and talks of the need for marine protected areas in the Antarctic.

Sculpted icebergs grounded in North Bay, Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, Antarctica Photo: British Antarctic Survey

 

Work area: 
Business
Climate Change
Marine
Climate Change
Marine Invasive species
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
Climate Change
Location: 
Arctic
Antarctica
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