Nations to Designate Antarctic Marine Protected Areas.

A meeting of 24 nations and the European Union mid-July 2013 was meant to decide the fate of two proposed ocean reserves in Antarctica.

Jane J. Lee

National Geographic

Published July 2, 2013

For over 50 years,  international treaties have ensured that Antarctica (map)remained a place for peaceful activities and scientific study for all. That ethos of cooperation and conservation has largely carried over to today, with recent proposals for two marine protected areas (MPAs) in the ocean surrounding Antarctica.

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