IUCN’s Global Marine Program is taking the lead for IUCN on all polar issues and so will now be known as the Global Marine and Polar Program (GMPP). The GMPP will continue to be the programmatic lead on all marine issues inside national jurisdiction as well as areas beyond national jurisdiction. The overall coordinator of the IUCN polar programmes will be Thomas Laughlin, Deputy Head of GMPP. GMPP Arctic.
Antarctic activities for 2010 – 2011 include work on ecosystem-based management in the Arctic marine environment. GMPP will represent IUCN at Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings; meetings of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and at meetings related to proposals to designate the Ross Sea as a Marine Protected Area (MPA).
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