4 Nov 2018

Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary rejected

From Sunday Morning, 7:53 am on 4 November 2018

An opportunity to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary covering 1.8 million square kilometres has been rejected despite the support of 22 out of 25 attending government delegations including New Zealand. A meeting of The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources has been held in Hobart this week and the decision was made late on Friday night. Will McCallum from Greenpeace UK is in Hobart and explains the significance of the decision.