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WCC 2016 Res 032 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand ( ECO ) / New Zealand
World Wide Fund for Nature - International ( WWF ) / Switzerland
The Pew Charitable Trusts / United States of America
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyASOC and its member organizations have been advocating for Antarctic Treaty Parties and Member countries of the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to adopt and implement networks of terrestrial and marine protected areas in Antarctica. On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
The Ross Sea Marine Protected Area was designated by CCAMLR in 2016 and came into force in 2017. The MPA is 1.55 million square kilometers in size, 1.12 million square kilometers of which is no-take.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyASOC will continue advocacy at CCAMLR to designate MPAs in East Antarctica, the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula. We will also continue to advocate for the expansion of the terrestrial protected areas network at Antarctic Treaty meetings so that the continent's biodiversity can also be preserved.