Protecting the Southern Ocean ecosystem: the environmental protection agenda of Antarctic diplomacy and science

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Abstract

On the morning of 1 March 1978, Richard Laws, the director of the British Antarctic Survey and a leading marine biologist, gave a scientific lecture describing the characteristics of the Southern Ocean ecosystem to the first session of a diplomatic conference on the conservation of Antarctica’s marine living resources in Canberra, Australia. He gave his presentation to the delegations to this meeting – composed of both diplomats and scientists – in their scientific working group. These diplomats and scientists had talked about the Southern Ocean ecosystem for some time and had committed to its conservation at the 1977 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting....
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational organizations and environmental protection
Subtitle of host publicationconservation and globalization in the twentieth century
EditorsWolfram Kaiser, Jan-Henrik Meyer
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Chapter9
Pages268-292
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781785333637
ISBN (Print)9781785333620
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEnvironment in History: International Perspectives
PublisherBerghahn Books
Volume11

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    Antonello, A. (2017). Protecting the Southern Ocean ecosystem: the environmental protection agenda of Antarctic diplomacy and science. In W. Kaiser, & J-H. Meyer (Eds.), International organizations and environmental protection: conservation and globalization in the twentieth century (pp. 268-292). (Environment in History: International Perspectives; Vol. 11). Berghahn Books. https://www.berghahnbooks.com/downloads/chapters/KaiserInternational_09.pdf