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IP049: IPY Aliens in Antarctica

ATCM XXX and CEP X 2007, New Delhi, India

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IP049: IPY Aliens in Antarctica (with Australia)

Summary:

The impact of non-native (alien) species on ecosystems is one of the big issues of the 21st Century. Antarctica is not immune to this problem with some alien species having established on the Antarctic continent and on most sub-Antarctic islands. IPY Aliens in Antarctica is an international project sponsored by SCAR that will help inform the Antarctic Treaty parties of the size and nature of the threat and possible mitigation methods.

ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
30th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
30 Apr 2007 - 11 May 2007