IUCN/NRDC Workshop to Identify Areas of Ecological and Biological Significance or Vulnerability in the Arctic Marine Environment: Workshop Report
Available online: https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/12787
Lisa Speer ; Thomas L. Laughlin ; Norwegian Institute for Nature Research ; International Union for Conservation of Nature (Gland, Switzerland) ; (NRDC) Natural Resources Defense Council
Event: IUCN/NRDC Workshop to Identify Areas of Ecological and Biological Significance or Vulnerability in the Arctic Marine Environment (November 2-4, 2010; La Jolla, CA)Published by: IUCN ; 2010
Human activity is expanding in the Arctic marine environment, in part due to warming ocean temperatures and the dramatic loss of summer sea ice. New and expanding human uses include fishing, shipping and offshore oil and gas development. All have the potential to place major additional stress on ocean ecosystems which are already undergoing profound change related to warming, sea ice loss, and alterations in ocean chemistry.
Because activities conducted in one nation's waters can affect other parts of the region, effective management of some human uses in the Arctic marine environment will require international cooperation. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, in conjunction with other international agreements and national laws and regulations, provides a general legal foundation.
However, new rules may be necessary to protect the Arctic marine environment.
Format: Digital (Free) (ill., maps)
Tags: Environment and landscape ; Vulnerability ; Wildlife ; Oceans ; Environmental Protection ; Arctic Ocean ; Arctic Add tag