Scientists’ Consensus Statement on Protection of the Ross Sea

Additional signatories for the ‘Scientists’ Consensus Statement on Protection of the Ross Sea’ wanted!




One of IUCN’s members, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), is looking for additional scientific experts who would like to join the growing number of scientists from all disciplines supporting the creation of a Ross Sea marine reserve. Every year without the protection the intrinsic values of the Ross Sea are being eroded. So far 464 scientists have signed the ‘Scientists’ Consensus Statement on Protection of the Ross Sea’.

The scientists’ consensus statement is being circulated to the widest group of scientists possible with the intention of bringing it again to at the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart in October 2011, where delegates will be discussing the next steps towards establishing a representative and comprehensive network of marine protected areas across the Southern Ocean.

Please reply to Claire Christian ([email protected]) with your name, affiliation, discipline, degree or other qualification and country to add your name to the signatories.

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