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In July, two dozen countries and the European Union will decide the fate of some of Antarctica’s most pristine marine ecosystems, including many of the world’s most important penguin habitats. At a special meeting the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources could create the world’s largest marine reserves in the Ross Sea and the waters off East Antarctica. Or it could leave these near-pristine regions vulnerable to large-scale industrial fishing.The Ross Sea reserve has been proposed by the United States and New Zealand, and the East Antarctic reserves has been proposed by France, the European Union, and Australia. Approval of these proposals can only occur through consensus. Please ask world leaders to support fully protected Ross Sea and East Antarctic marine reserves in time for a consensus decision this summer.
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