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WCC 2016 Res 032 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
WWF-Australia ( WWF ) / Australia
The Pew Charitable Trusts / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
The Ross Sea MPA became effective as of 2018 and is one of the largest protected areas ever created. It has a major weakness in that it is time limited. This technically means that it is not designated in accordance with IUCN MPA standards. Beyond the Ross sea there has been very limited progress on new MPA designations and slow progress at the CCAMLR in terms of developing management actions.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Several nations are blocking new designations, primarily citing lack of scientific evidence for how that MPAs should be designed. Since decisions are made by consensus one party can effectively block further progress.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Working with members of CCAMLR and concerned NGOs to find solutions that meet the already agreed criteria of the global representative networks of MPAs in the Southern Ocean.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)