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EU to back 2 new MPAs in Antarctica

International efforts to designate as a protected area a vast part of eastern Antarctica and the Weddell Sea, in one of the world’s most important and vulnerable ecosystems, are set to receive a major boost with the European Parliament backing a resolution on Thursday.


It will mean the EU has reached an agreed position after months of consideration, and will be a strong advocate for designating the two marine protected areas (MPAs) stretching over 3 million km2 when world superpowers and signatory countries meet under Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in China next October.


https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/efforts-to-protect-vast-areas-of-antarctica-to-get-significant-eu-boost-1.4614242

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