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Globalised response urged to protect Antarctica's marine ecosystems - and reduce carbon
A proposal for a huge marine wildlife park around Antarctica is being driven by a combination of trading bloc governments and NGOs. Tapping into the powerful influence of the EU, the proposals will have to persuade major non-EU nations such as South Korea and Russia that this global commons is worth the self-restraint of their fishing industries.
One of the key arguments for widening the protection from the Antarctic landmass to the ocean waters surrounding the continent is in protecting regional ecosystems as well as benefiting global carbon transfers.
As articles go, this one links global government, Antarctica, global systems, global commons, ecosystems under stress, carbon cycles, and scale variations from regional to global. Cool? - that's positively icy.