International, Antarctica and Southern Ocean

Key Issues

  • Marine protection in the Southern Oceans and Ross Sea and fisheries

  • Management.International bodies and agreements with implications for conservation and the environment, including the Convention on Biodiversity, pollution and dumping agreements, and other environmental or conservation agreements, but also including trade and economic agreements or protocols where these have implications for the environmen

  • International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) matters (in association with relevant other working parties)

  • Governance and management of human impacts in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean including Antarctic Treaty matters, invasive species, protected areas, species protection, marine management (in association with the Marine and Oceans group), and IUU fishing.

April 25 (Friday) is World Penguin Day.

ECO is a member of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) and IUCN.

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