One Page Description: Antarctic Conservation

Antarctica harbors one of the most extreme yet abundant environments on Earth, home to penguins, seals, whales, fish and seabirds that flourish in its frigid waters and icebound shores.

The Pew Environment Group is coordinating a coalition of conservation organizations from 15 countries to encourage the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, the international management organization with jurisdiction over the waters of Antarctica, to establish, by the end of 2009, a precautionary management system that ensures sufficient krill for the continent's other creatures.

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