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WCC 2016 Res 032 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
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
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) , ASOC,
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
ASOC 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. 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.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Some States, parties to CCAMLR, are not in Cavour of setting up MPAs in the Southern Ocean and the Antarctica region.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
ASOC 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.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Underway: implementation well-advanced