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Antarctic Quarantine Management: Australia's Framework and Practice


Potter, SA and Maggs, T, Antarctic Quarantine Management: Australia's Framework and Practice, Non-native Species in the Antarctic, 2006, University of CanterburyChristchurch, New Zealand, pp. 165-182. ISBN 978-0-473-13126-5 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]


The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (Protocol) requires that parties to the Antarctic Treaty do not introduce animals or plants to the Antarctic Treaty area other than for specified purposes. The manner by which this requirement is preactically achieved has yet to be collectively agreed. So, to date, parties have individually developed and applied measurew they consider will provide the Antarctic with an appropriate level of protection. The Australian Antarctic Division has developed a quarantine management system for Australia's Antarctic Program. This paper describes the principles underpinning those quarantine practices currently in place.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Antartica; Non native species in Antarctica; Quarantine managment; Biological invasions;
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Potter, SA (Ms Sandra Anne Potter)
ID Code:58187
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2009-09-14
Last Modified:2010-02-10

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