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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Abstract

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
JournalScience
Volume337
Issue number6091
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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