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Measure 13 (2014) - ATCM XXXVII - CEP XVII, Brasilia

 
SubjectAntarctic Specially Protected Area No 175 (High Altitude Geothermal sites of the Ross Sea region): Management Plan
Status
Effective 05/08/2014 (Fast Approval) + View Approval Details
Category Area protection and management
Topics - ASPA/ASMA De-designation
- ASPAs (Antarctic Specially Protected Areas) general
- High Altitude Geothermal sites (ASPA 175)
- Summit of Mount Melbourne (ASPA 118)
- Tramway Ridge (ASPA 130)
Attachments
ASPA No 175 - High Altitude Geothermal sites
Antarctic Specially Protected Area No 175 (High Altitude Geothermal sites of the Ross Sea region): Management Plan

The Representatives,

Recalling Articles 3, 5 and 6 of Annex V to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, providing for the designation of Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (“ASPA”) and approval of Management Plans for those Areas;

Recalling
· Recommendation XIV-5 (1987), which designated the Summit of Mount Melbourne, Victoria Land as Site of Special Scientific Interest (“SSSI”) No 24, and annexed a Management Plan for the Site;
· Resolution 3 (1996) and Measure 2 (2000), which extended the expiry dates for SSSI 24;
· Recommendation XVI-8 (1991), which designated Cryptogram Ridge, located within SSSI 24, as Specially Protected Area (“SPA”) No 22, and annexed a Management Plan for the Area;
· Recommendation XIII-8 (1985), which designated Tramway Ridge as SSSI 11, and Measure 2 (1995) and Measure 3 (1997), which adopted revised Management Plans for the Site;
· Decision 1 (2002), which renamed and renumbered SSSI 24 and SPA 22 as merged ASPA 118 (Summit of Mount Melbourne, Victoria Land), and renamed and renumbered SSSI 11 as ASPA 130;
· Measure 2 (2003) and Measure 5 (2008), which adopted revised Management Plans for the ASPA 118;
· Measure 1 (2002), which adopted a revised Management Plan for ASPA 130;
Recalling that Recommendation XVI-8 (1991), Measure 2 (1995) and Measure 3 (1997) were designated as no longer current by Decision 1 (2011);

Noting that the Committee for Environmental Protection has endorsed a new ASPA at High Altitude Geothermal sites of the Ross Sea region, incorporating ASPAs 118 and 130, and endorsed the Management Plan annexed to this Measure;
Recognising that this area supports outstanding environmental, scientific, historic, aesthetic or wilderness values, or ongoing or planned scientific research, and would benefit from special protection;
Desiring to designate High Altitude Geothermal sites of the Ross Sea region as ASPA 175, incorporating ASPAs 118 and 130, and to approve the Management Plan for this Area;

Recommend to their Governments the following Measure for approval in accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 6 of Annex V to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty:

That:
1. High Altitude Geothermal sites of the Ross Sea region be designated as Antarctic Specially Protected Area No 175;
2. the Management Plan, which is annexed to this Measure, be approved;
3. Recommendation XIV-5 (1987) and Recommendation XIII-8 (1985) be designated as no longer current;
4. the Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No 118, annexed to Measure 5 (2008), and the Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No 130, annexed to Measure 1 (2002), be revoked; and
5. Antarctic Specially Protected Area No 118 and No 130 shall not be used as future designations.
Relevant Final Report paragraph127
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