Last year, Australia, France and the European Union and thousands of supporters around the world stood together to support Antarctica and its incredible Adélie penguins by advocating for an East Antarctic Marine Park.
Industrial fishing by distant nations is expanding into this Antarctic wilderness – and we must stand up for our vulnerable penguins, whales and wildlife. Combined with the ever-advancing menace of rising global temperatures, marine life like Adélie penguins are increasingly under threat.
Right now, nations around the world are considering whether to keep the East Antarctic Marine Park on the agenda when they meet this year to consider the future for the Antarctic. Our ongoing leadership is critical to get vital protections for this special place.