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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

No deal on Antarctic marine reserves

Level: Advanced / C1

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Talks to establish marine reserves in the Antarctic have failed.
Read this article about it and then answer the following questions:
1) What is the CCLMAR?
2) Where was the latest meeting held?
3) When and where is the next meeting going to be held?
4) How big was the proposed protected area in the Ross Sea?
5) Why are krill so important?

Answers below!


1) Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 
2) Bremerhaven
3) Hobart, 23 October - 1 November
4) 2.3 million square km
5) They are a key element of the ecosystem as part of the diet of whales, penguins, seals and sea birds

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