The Antarctic Ocean Alliance is urging the UK government to protect one of the last true frontier areas before it is damaged irreparably by human interference
A huge swath of the waters off Antarctica must be protected from fishing and other industries, environmental groups said on Monday.
More than 40% of the region needs to be given protection before one of the world’s last true frontier areas is damaged irreparably by human activity, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) said.
The group, whose members include Greenpeace and WWF, has identified 19 “key Antarctic marine habitats” that it argues must be protected as part of the largest network of marine protected areas ever created. It is urging the UK government to throw its weight behind the proposals.
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