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Handbook of the Antarctic Treaty System


This Handbook, last updated by the United States in 2002, reproduces material with respect to the Antarctic Treaty system, including the Antarctic Treaty itself, the Protocol on Environment Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals, the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and measures [recommendations] in furtherance of the principles and objectives of the Treaty. Updated information on the Antarctic Treaty system is available on the websites of the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat or the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


-Chapter I -- Foreword to the Ninth Edition  [268 Kb]
-Chapter II -- The Antarctic Treaty System: Introduction  [1494 Kb]
-Chapter III -- Operation of the Antarctic Treaty System  [707 Kb]
-Chapter IV -- Inspections Under Arcticle VII of the Treaty  [179 Kb]
-Chapter V -- Exchanges of Information, Including Data Management  [594 Kb]
-Chapter VI -- Scientific Cooperation  [593 Kb]
-Chapter VII -- Logistical and Operational Issues  [620 Kb]
-Chapter VIII -- Tourism and Other Non-governmental Activities  [665 Kb]
-Chapter IX -- Conservation of Antarctic Seals: CCAS  [774 Kb]
-Chapter X -- Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources: CCAMLR  [797 Kb]
-Chapter XI -- Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities: CRAMRA  [1044 Kb]
-Chapter XII -- Protection of the Antarctic Environment  [1612 Kb]
-Protection of the Antarctic Environment II  [1460 Kb]
-Protection of the Antarctic Environment III  [4238 Kb]
-Antarctic Specially Protected Areas  [27427 Kb]
-Antarctic Specially Protected Areas II  [23912 Kb]
-Antarctic Specially Protected Areas III  [15681 Kb]
-Antarctic Specially Protected Areas IV  [75911 Kb]

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