“We must all become explorers, to save the world’s penguins”, that’s the message Cambridgeshire’s Euro MP gave to a meeting of Cambridge scientists at the British Antarctic Survey.
Alex Mayer MEP was invited by the disappointed scientists after world powers failed to agree an ambitious plan to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary at a crunch meeting of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAML) last month.
Cambridge scientists had provided latest research about Antarctic protection to the Convention including evidence that the Antarctic Ocean is under threat from industrial fishing, pollution and climate change.
Kitted out for Antarctic conditions, Alex Mayer MEP, will say that the evidence provided by Cambridge scientists is sound and clear, but that new tactics and global public pressure is urgently needed to secure action. She will say securing a global ocean treaty at the UN is the next step in the campaign, but exploring every avenue is vital.
Alex Mayer MEP said “Penguins, seals and whales have been let down by stick in the mud governments including Russia and Norway. But there’s no time to despair, instead we need to redouble our efforts. We must all become explorers -searching for new ways to persuade the world to act.”