Challenges to the future conservation of the Antarctic

Steven Loudon Chown, Jennifer E Lee, K A Hughes, J Barnes, P J Barrett, D M Bergstrom, Peter Convey, Don A Cowan, K Crosbie, G Dyer, Y Frenot, S M Grant, D Herr, M C Kennicutt ll, M Lamers, A Murray, Hugh Possingham, K Reid, M J Riddle, P G RyanL Sanson, J D Shaw, M D Sparrow, C Summerhayes, A Terauds, Diana H Wall

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The Antartic Treaty System, acknowledged as a successful model of cooperative regulation of one of the globe s largest commons (1), is under substantial pressure. Concerns have been raised about increased stress on Antartic systems from global environmental change and growing interest in the region s resources (2, 3). Although policy-makers may recognize these challenges, failure to respond in a timely way can have substantial negative consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158 - 159
Number of pages2
Issue number6091
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Chown, S. L., Lee, J. E., Hughes, K. A., Barnes, J., Barrett, P. J., Bergstrom, D. M., Convey, P., Cowan, D. A., Crosbie, K., Dyer, G., Frenot, Y., Grant, S. M., Herr, D., Kennicutt ll, M. C., Lamers, M., Murray, A., Possingham, H., Reid, K., Riddle, M. J., ... Wall, D. H. (2012). Challenges to the future conservation of the Antarctic. Science, 337(6091), 158 - 159.