Once again I am attending a meeting of the strangely named CCAMLR (the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), the organisation responsible for looking after the icy waters that surround Antarctica.
But this meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, is different - it is a 'special' meeting. Its focus is particularly close to this campaigner's heart, as it is solely concerned with two proposals to protect huge areas of the Ross Sea and East Antarctica.
These areas are some of the most pristine to be found anywhere in the world. Approximately 10,000 species live in the Southern Ocean, many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. As yet relatively unaffected by human activities, the Ross Sea and East Antarctica are home to huge numbers of top p... Read more >