Challenges to the Future Conservation of the Antarctic

Chown, S. L., Lee, J. E., Hughes, K. A., Barnes, J., Barrett, P. J., Bergstrom, D. M., Convey, P., Cowan, D. A., Crosbie, K., Dyer, G., Frenot, Y., Grant, S. M., Herr, D., Kennicutt, M. C., II, Lamers, M., Murray, A., Possingham, H. P., Reid, K., Riddle, M. J., Ryan, P. G., Sanson, L., Shaw, J. D., Sparrow, M. D., Summerhayes, C., Terauds, A. and Wall, D. H. (2012) Challenges to the Future Conservation of the Antarctic. Science, 337 6091: 158-159. doi:10.1126/science.1222821


Author Chown, S. L.
Lee, J. E.
Hughes, K. A.
Barnes, J.
Barrett, P. J.
Bergstrom, D. M.
Convey, P.
Cowan, D. A.
Crosbie, K.
Dyer, G.
Frenot, Y.
Grant, S. M.
Herr, D.
Kennicutt, M. C., II
Lamers, M.
Murray, A.
Possingham, H. P.
Reid, K.
Riddle, M. J.
Ryan, P. G.
Sanson, L.
Shaw, J. D.
Sparrow, M. D.
Summerhayes, C.
Terauds, A.
Wall, D. H.
Title Challenges to the Future Conservation of the Antarctic
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
1095-9203
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1126/science.1222821
Open Access Status
Volume 337
Issue 6091
Start page 158
End page 159
Total pages 2
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The Antarctic 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 Antarctic 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. We provide a horizon scan, a systematic means for identifying emerging trends and assisting decision-makers in identifying policies that address future challenges (2, 3). Previous analyses of conservation threats in the Antarctic have been restricted to matters for which available evidence is compelling (4). We reconsider these concerns because they might escalate quickly, judging from recent rapid environmental change in parts of Antarctica and increasing human interest in the region (see the map). We then focus on a more distant time horizon
Keyword Changing environments
Antarctic conservation
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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