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Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty

Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
part of the Antarctic Treaty System

note - abbreviated as Antarctic-Environmental Protocol

opened for signature - October 4 1991

entered into force - January 14 1998

objective - to provide for comprehensive protection of the Antarctic environment and dependent and associated ecosystems; applies to the area covered by the Antarctic Treaty.

parties - (27) Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, the People's Republic of China, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

countries that have signed, but not yet ratified - (16) Austria, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

Source: CIA World Factbook, 2003 edition