In the Antarctic marine conservation talks supported by Australia, France and the EU, China and Russia did not accept the proposal for giant marine protected areas around Antarctica. The talks will be held again next year, as not all members have reached a consensus.
Members of the Antarctic Marine Life Resources Commission (CCAMLR); to counter climate change and protect fragile ocean ecosystems Creation of giant marine parks around Antarctica they stated that a multinational effort that was aimed at failed again. The aim was to protect the habitats for penguins, seals, whales and seabirds.
The Commission disagreed on the proposal supported by Australia, France and the EU as a result of Russian and Chinese opposition, non-acceptance of rules that all members should accept He said that they had difficulty in making decisions about protected areas. At this point, Russia and China have previously been accused of blocking the East Antarctic plan, but there is no concrete evidence since the meetings are behind closed doors.
Negotiations will resume next year:
The meeting, which was held in Hobart, Australia and ended on Friday, was held in three important regions of Antarctica. Total area of three million square kilometers proposals for the creation of conservation parks. These areas were intended to host penguins, seals, patagonia sharks, whales, and many krill, and to protect species.
In the statement made for the eighth time this year, the agreement could not be reached; only three recommendations "over discussion" but not all members can achieve the necessary consensus. at next year's meeting re-evaluated.
Time is running out for Antarctica:
Supporters of the proposal, climate change emphasizing the negative impact on the fragile ecosystem of the region of new datahe hoped he would eventually eliminate doubts about supporting marine parks and persuade members.
For Antarctica you are running out of time Darren Kindleysides, Director General of the Australian Marine Protection Association, “In 2002, Antarctic countries committed to establish a’ network of marine parks.. Seventeen years later, only five percent of the Southern Ocean is protected and the mission becomes even more urgent ” said.
Series of Antarctic Marine Conservation Talks that have not been compromised for years next year will continue. In this context, if an agreement can be reached, marine life will be protected and transition between critical reproduction and food collection areas will be allowed.