The world comes together to preserve a 598,000 square-mile area, more than twice the size of Texas, in the Antarctic’s Ross Sea. The U.S., Russia and China, along with over a dozen other countries, all members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, voted unanimously for the Ross Sea Sanctuary.
According to National Geographic, “The newly protected area ‘shows that the world can successfully cooperate on global environmental issues,’ according to Enric Sala, a marine biologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. The Ross Sea is probably the largest ocean wilderness left on our planet,” Sala says. “It is the Serengeti of Antarctica, a wild place full of wildlife such as emperor penguins, leopard seals, minke whales, and killer whales. It's one of these rare places where humans are only visitors and large animals rule.” This is the sort of news that 2020 AYWW hopes will populate our media starting in 2020 replacing the disgusting and endless barbarism of war. WE can work together to solve collective problems. Please visit our Speak to Power website page and write to your representatives.