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IP031: Antarctic Geoconservation: a Review of Current Systems and Practices

ATCM XXXIX and CEP XIX 2016, Santiago, Chile

Information Paper

IP031: Antarctic Geoconservation: a Review of Current Systems and Practices

Submitted: 18/04/2016

Summary:

SCAR presents a summary of a recent academic review, led by members of the SCAR Action Group on Geological Heritage and Geoconservation, which describes current threats to Antarctic geological features and details existing systems for their protection. The aim of this Information Paper is to inform the CEP about progress connected with the topic of conservation of Antarctic geological features, about which SCAR has agreed to present a comprehensive paper in 2018.

Also see the attachment ( pdf ATT042 (636 KB) ) to this information paper.

ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
39th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
23 May 2016 - 01 Jun 2016