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  • Final Report of the Thirty-fourth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

  • Final Report of the Thirty-fourth

    Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

    Buenos Aires, 20 June – 1 July 2011

    Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty Buenos Aires

    2011

    ANTARCTIC TREATY CONSULTATIVE MEETING

  • Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (34th : 2011 : Buenos Aires) Final Report of the Thirty-fourth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20 June–1 July 2011. Buenos Aires : Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty, 2011. 348 p.

    ISBN 978-987-1515-26-4

    1. International law – Environmental issues. 2. Antarctic Treaty system. 3. Environmental law – Antarctica. 4. Environmental protection – Antarctica.

    DDC 341.762 5

    ISBN 978-987-1515-26-4

  • Contents

    VOLUME 1 (in hard copy and CD)

    Acronyms and Abbreviations 9

    PART I. FINAL REPORT 11

    1. Final Report 13 2. CEP XIV Report 91 3. Appendices 175 Declaration on Antarctic Cooperation 177 Preliminary Agenda for ATCM XXXV 179

    PART II. MEASURES, DECISIONS AND RESOLUTIONS 181

    1. Measures 183 Measure 1 (2011) ASPA 116 (New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird,

    Ross Island): Revised Management Plan 185 Measure 2 (2011) ASPA 120 (Pointe-Géologie Archipelago, Terre Adélie):

    Revised Management Plan 187 Measure 3 (2011) ASPA 122 (Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island):

    Revised Management Plan 189 Measure 4 (2011) ASPA 126 (Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland

    Islands): Revised Management Plan 191 Measure 5 (2011) ASPA 127 (Haswell Island): Revised Management Plan 193 Measure 6 (2011) ASPA 131 (Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley,

    Victoria Land): Revised Management Plan 195 Measure 7 (2011) ASPA 149 (Cape Shirreff and San Telmo Island, Livingston Island,

    South Shetland Islands): Revised Management Plan 197 Measure 8 (2011) ASPA 165 (Edmonson Point, Wood Bay, Ross Sea):

    Revised Management Plan 199 Measure 9 (2011) ASPA 167 (Hawker Island, Vestfold Hills, Ingrid Christensen Coast,

    Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica): Revised Management Plan 201 Measure 10 (2011) ASMA 2 (McMurdo Dry Valleys, Southern Victoria Land):

    Revised Management Plan 203 Measure 11 (2011) Antarctic Historic Sites and Monuments: Monument to

    the Antarctic Treaty and Plaque 205 Measure 12 (2011) Antarctic Historic Sites and Monuments: No.1 Building at

    Great Wall Station 207

  • 2. Decisions 209 Decision 1 (2011) Measures designated as no longer current 211

    Annex: Measures designated as no longer current 213 Decision 2 (2011) Revised Rules of Procedure for the Antarctic Treaty Consultative

    Meeting (2011); Revised Rules of Procedure for the Committee for Environmental Protection (2011); Guidelines for the Submission, Translation and Distribution of Documents for the ATCM and the CEP 217

    Annex 1: Revised Rules of Procedure (2011) 219 Annex 2: Revised Rules of Procedure for the Committee for Environmental

    Protection (2011) 231 Decision 3 (2011) Secretariat Reports, Programme and Budgets 237

    Annex 1: Financial Report for 2009/10 239 Annex 2: Estimate of Income and Expenditures 2010/2011 251 Annex 3: Secretariat Programme and Budgets for 2011/12 and 2012/13 253

    3. Resolutions 271 Resolution 1 (2011) Strengthening Support for the Protocol on Environmental

    Protection to the Antarctic Treaty 273 Resolution 2 (2011) Revised Guide to the Preparation of Management Plans for

    Antarctic Specially Protected Areas 275 Annex: Revised Guide to the Preparation of Management Plans for Antarctic

    Specially Protected Areas 277 Resolution 3 (2011) General Guidelines for Visitors to the Antarctic 313

    Annex: General Guidelines for Visitors to the Antarctic 315 Resolution 4 (2011) Site Guidelines for visitors 319

    Annex: List of Sites subject to Site Guidelines 321 Resolution 5 (2011) Revised Guide to the Presentation of Working Papers Containing

    Proposals for Antarctic Specially Protected Areas, Antarctic Specially Managed Areas or Historic Sites and Monuments 323

    Annex: Guide to the presentation of Working Papers containing proposals for ASPA, ASMA or HSM 325

    Resolution 6 (2011) Non-native Species 329 Annex: Non-native Species Manual 331

  • VOLUME 2 (in CD and online-purchased copies)

    PART II. MEASURES, DECISIONS AND RESOLUTIONS (Cont.)

    4. Management Plans ASPA 116 – New College Valley ASPA 120 – Pointe-Géologie Archipelago ASPA 122 – Arrival Heights ASPA 126 – Byers Peninsula ASPA 127 – Haswell Island ASPA 131 – Canada Glacier ASPA 149 – Cape Shirreff and San Telmo Island ASPA 165 – Edmonson Point ASPA 167 – Hawker Island ASMA 2 – McMurdo Dry Valleys

    PART III. OPENING AND CLOSING ADDRESSES AND REPORTS

    1. Statements at the Session on Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Antarctic Treaty Statement by Hector Timerman, Minister of Foreign Relations, International Trade

    and Worship of Argentina Statement by Alfredo Moreno Charme, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile Statement by Luis Almagro Lemes, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay Statement by Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Under Secretary of

    Environment, Energy, Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Relations of Brazil Statement by Michel Rocard, Special Representative for France Statement by Ingo Winkelmann, Germany Statement by Richard Rowe, Australia Statement of Belgium Statement by Prof. Christo Pimpirev, Bulgaria Statement by the Ambassador of China, His Excellency Yin Hengmin Statement of Ecuador Statement of the Russian Federation Statement of India Statement by the Head of Delegation of Japan Statement of Peru Statement by Andrzej Misztal, Poland Statement by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom Statement by the Ambassador of South Africa, Mr Tony Leon

  • Statement by the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Charlotte Wrangberg Statement by the Ambassador of Ukraine, Oleksandr Taranenko

    2. Closing remarks by the Chairman of the ATCM XXXIV Closing remarks by Ambassador Ariel Mansi, Chairman of the ATCM XXXIV

    3. Reports by Depositaries and Observers Report of the USA as Depositary Government of the Antarctic Treaty Report of the UK as Depositary Government of CCAS Report of Australia as Depositary Government of CCAMLR Report of Australia as Depositary Government of ACAP Report by the CCAMLR Observer Report of SCAR Report of COMNAP

    4. Reports by Experts Report of ASOC Report of IAATO Report of IHO

    PART IV. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FROM ATCM XXXIV

    1. Additional Documents Abstract of SCAR Lecture

    2. List of documents Working Papers Information Papers Secretariat Papers

    3. List of Participants Consultative Parties Non-Consultative Parties Observers, Experts and Guests Host Country Secretariat Antarctic Treaty Secretariat

  • 9

    Acronyms and Abbreviations

    ACAP Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels ASOC Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition ASMA Antarctic Specially Managed Area ASPA Antarctic Specially Protected Area ATS Antarctic Treaty System or Antarctic Treaty Secretariat ATCM Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting ATCP Antarctic Treaty Consultative Party CAML Census of Antarctic Marine Life CCAMLR Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living

    Resources and/or Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resourcess

    CCAS Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals CEE Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation CEP Committee for Environmental Protection COMNAP Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs EIA Environmental Impact Assessment HCA Hydrographic Committee on Antarctica HSM Historic Site and Monument IAATO International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators ICG Intersessional Contact Group ICSU International Council for Science IEE Initial Environmental Evaluation IHO International Hydrographic Organization IMO International Maritime Organization IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IP Information Paper IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPY International Polar Year IPY-IPO IPY Programme Offi ce IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural

    Resources RFMO Regional Fishery Management Organisation SATCM Special Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting SCAR Scientifi c Committee on Antarctic Research

  • 10

    SCALOP Standing Committee for Antarctic Logistics and Operations SC-CAMLR Scientifi c Committee of CCAMLR SP Secretariat Paper SPA Specially Protected Area UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change WG Working Group WMO World Meteorological Organization WP Working Paper WTO World Tourism Organization

  • PART I

    Final Report

  • 1. Final Report

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    Final Report of the Thirty-fourth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting Buenos Aires, June 20th – July 1st, 2011

    (1) Pursuant to Article IX of the Antarctic Treaty, Representatives of the Consultative Parties (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, the