Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 29th August 2012
Forest and Bird has joined a coalition of environmental groups and notable individuals aiming to protect the biodiversity in Antarctica’s oceans through a network of marine reserves.
The coalition, called the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA), has released a global "Join the Watch" campaign. http://antarcticocean.org/h...
At tonight’s meeting Craig Potton will present a short slide show of Antarctica, followed by Antarctic graduate, Debs Martin who will give an overview of its global importance. Geoff Keey, New Zealand coordinator of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, will talk about the remarkable Ross Sea and the steps being taken to protect it.
This year, 25 countries will decide the fate of Antarctica's Ross Sea. The Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) is determined that it should be protected.
The oceans around Antarctica are the only oceans on this earth still relatively untouched by human activity. They are home to almost 10,000 unique and diverse species, many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the planet.
So come along and hear how you can help ensure Antarctic Ocean habitats and wildlife are protected from human interference