"Banning fishing in warming coastal waters and limiting tourism and construction on land will help to protect marine mammals and seabirds." In this new article in Nature, BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri N. Vasquez and colleagues urge the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), a group of governments that collectively manage the Southern Ocean’s resources, to create a marine protected area (MPA) in the seas around the Antarctic Peninsula. The article includes a list of over 280 co-signatories who support the proposal for increased environmental protections in Antarctica.
Protect the Antarctic Peninsula — before it’s too late
Carolyn J. Hogg, Mary-Anne Lea, Marga Gual Soler, Váleri N. Vasquez, Ana Payo-Payo, Marissa L. Parrott, M. Mercedes Santos, Justine Shaw, Cassandra M. Brooks
October 18, 2020