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Appendix 7: Selected Environmental Treaties and Conventions
ANTARCTIC Name: Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora Initiated: 2 June 1964 (Brussels, Belgium) Ratified: 1 November 1982 Description: An agreement to implement the principles and purposes of the Antarctic Treaty. FURTHER INFORMATION: sedac.ciesin.org/pidb/ www.ecolex.org Name: The Antarctic Treaty Initiated: 1 December 1959 (Washington, USA) Ratified: 23 June 1961 Description: A treaty first signed in 1959 that encourages scientific research in the Antarctic in the absence of territorial and sovereignty claims by nations. FURTHER INFORMATION: Vogler, J. (2000) sedac.ciesin.org/pidb/ www.ecolex.org Name: Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources Initiated: 20 May 1980 (Canberra, Australia) Ratified: 7 April 1982 Description: An agreement designed to protect the marine resources in the Antarctic Convergence and, in particular, to offer a sanctuary to whales in Antarctic waters. FURTHER INFORMATION: Vogler, J. (2000) sedac.ciesin.org/pidb/ www .ecolex.org 339 340 A Dictionary o Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy f Name: Convention on the Conservation o Antarctic Seals f Initiated: 1 June 1972 (London, UK) Ratified: 11 March 1978 Description: An agreement designed to conserve and ensure the sustainable use of seals in the Antarctic ecosystems. FURTHER INFORMATION: Vogler, J. (2000) sedac.ciesin.org/pidb/ www.ecolex.org Name: Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities Initiated: 2 June 1988 (Wellington, New Zealand) Ratified: ----Description: An agreement designed to regulate mining w t i the ihn Antarctic. FURTHER INFORMATION: Vogler, J. (2000) sedac.ciesin.org/pidb/ Name: Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty on Environmental Protection (PREP) Initiated: 4 October 1991 (Madrid, Spain) Ratified: 14 January 1998 Description: An...
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