Southern Ocean Sanctuaries

Protecting the world’s final ocean frontier

Protecting the World’s Final Ocean Frontier

The Southern Ocean—the waters surrounding Antarctica—is the one of the last untouched wilderness areas on the planet. But a warming climate and increased fishing pressures put this vast area and its iconic species such as penguins, whales, and seals at risk.

The solution: fulfilling the promise by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to create a network of marine protected areas that will safeguard the world’s final ocean frontier—before it’s too late.

For more information about the Southern Ocean encircling Antarctica and conservation efforts to establish an MPA network to protect it, visit the collection page.