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Subject: List of international environmental agreements, Cold War treaties, June 1972, Antarctic Treaty System, Treaties of the Soviet Union
Collection: 1978 in Antarctica, 1978 in the Environment, Animal Treaties, Antarctica Agreements, Cold War Treaties, Environmental Treaties, Seal Conservation, Treaties Concluded in 1972, Treaties Entered Into Force in 1978, Treaties of Argentina, Treaties of Australia, Treaties of Belgium, Treaties of Canada, Treaties of Chile, Treaties of France, Treaties of Italy, Treaties of Japan, Treaties of Norway, Treaties of South Africa, Treaties of the Brazilian Military Government, Treaties of the Polish People's Republic, Treaties of the Soviet Union, Treaties of the United Kingdom, Treaties of the United States, Treaties of West Germany
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Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals

The Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals is part of the Antarctic Treaty System. It was signed at the conclusion of a multilateral conference in London on February 11, 1972. [1]

Abbreviated as the "Antarctic Seals" agreement, the convention had the objective to promote and achieve the protection, scientific study, and rational use of Antarctic seals, and to maintain a satisfactory balance within the ecological system of Antarctica. It was opened for ratification on June 1, 1972 and entered into force on March 11, 1978.

The 17 parties to the convention are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States. New Zealand has signed, but not ratified the convention.


  1. ^ Antarctic Challenge: Conflicting Interests, Cooperation, Environmental Protection, Economic Development Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Symposium, June 22nd-24th, 1983; Volume 88 of Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Internationales Recht an der Universität Kiel (Rüdiger Wolfrum and Klaus Bockslaff, eds.), Duncker & Humblot, 1984, p99

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