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How to Create the World's Largest Marine Sanctuary

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If bureaucracy doesn't get in the way, the Antarctic ecosystem may finally gain the protection it needs.


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JL A (281)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 10:32 am
Quote from article:
"They’re not quite as secretive as the NSA, but chances are you’ve never heard of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), an organization that was established by international convention in 1982 with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life.

Yet this group, which has voting membership in 24 countries, including the U.S., Russia and the United Kingdom, is contemplating the creation of the world's biggest marine sanctuary, which would be located in the Antarctic."

Kit B (276)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:23 am

It would be naïve to not suppose that politics are heavily involved in this. It looked good until we extract this: "CCAMLR is “a group that only passes ‘conservation measures’ on consensus, which means if one member is against a proposal then the whole thing falls over."

Something of this idea is critical.

Terry V (30)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:45 am
I won't hold my breath on this one.

Earth Cry

JL A (281)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:48 am
Excellent highlight Kit--one reason to lift this group out of secrecy and hidden. Thanks for posting the link to the wonderful short video Terry!
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Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 1:06 pm
I've always wondered what we would find below all that ice; a city perhaps? Then again we need to keep the mining and oil companies out of Antarctica. I won't hold my breath.

Anders Jonsson (0)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 1:23 pm
Bureaucracy has always got in the way, but lets hope fore the best!
Thanks for sharing!

Angelika R (143)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 2:01 pm
Not sure if it took my signature, I didn't get a confirmation...and were previously redirected to the German site of this..

Angelika R (143)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 2:02 pm
Look like no one else here even saw the petition at the very end of article..

JL A (281)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 2:12 pm
Thanks for highlighting it Angelika! You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 7:27 pm

also signed the petition for sea turtles.

I am a sea turtle. These are my chosen people.

JL A (281)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 8:59 pm
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. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:34 am
Thanks for this news.

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:48 am
There is a link to the petition,i have signed.

Ben O (128)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:41 am
Right; -We could need a lot more of those!

Ben O (128)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:46 am
I support the Greenpeace plan to protect 40 percent of the World’s oceans as Marine Reserves!
Please sign if You agree, Thanks!
(61,936 have signed so far, goal: 100,000)

John De Avalon (36)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:39 am
Wonderful news! Lets hope it comes to pass...

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:28 am
Thank you for including a link directing me to the Greenpeaces petition Ben, I have signed it..

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:41 am
I have already signed the greenpeace one Get so many newsletters from these sites now with petitions cant keep up with them
Its about time they created ocean sancturies and especially saving the arctic

noted thanks

JL A (281)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:17 am
You are welcome Gillian and Carol.
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S S (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:48 pm
Thank you.

JL A (281)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:00 pm
You are welcome Shanti.

JL A (281)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:02 pm
Care2 Causes has picked up on this story, too with a post at:

Veerle D (153)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:14 pm
Two petitions signed...
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