I am deeply disappointed. The plan to turn a large part of Antartic Ocean into the world’s biggest sanctuary has been rejected in #CCAMLR2018 meeting in Hobart, Tasmania this week. Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources could not agree and did not back up the proposal which was prepared by Germany and proposed by EU.
The 1.8m sq km reserve – five times the size of Germany and 200 times the size of Yellow Stone National Park – would have banned all fishing in a vast area of the Weddell Sea and parts of the Antarctic peninsula, safeguarding species including penguins, killer whales, leopard seals and blue whales. What can you do? Please sing the “Protect the Antarctic” petition of @greenpeace to help the to fight for the creation of the Marine Protected Area in Antarctic Ocean. @ilcp_photographers #protecttheantarctic #antarctic #antarctica #penguine #penguin #antarctic