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353 Rodolfo Werner Celebrating 30 Years of the Madrid ProtocolOctober 4 marks the 30th Anniversary of Antarctic environmental protection under the Environment Protocol. To celebrate this anniversary, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)invites younger audiences (18-30 years old) to record a short video, serious or fun, on their vision for Antarctica 30 years from now. We encourage you to tell us why Antarctica is important to you and the world and why Antarctica inspires you, or your view of how to protect Antarctica's future.

Make a request or convey a message to the countries that govern Antarctica. Please share your honest responses and remember to keep it fun. It can be as simple as, “I love penguins” or “I want global leaders to work together to protect Antarctica for the benefit of us all.” No message is too simple. We want leaders of the countries that govern Antarctica to know what their citizens think. We will select videos to share with Antarctic decision-makers and on social media.

ASOC’s vision for Antarctica is to ensure a healthy Antarctica for future generations through new conservation policies that preserve Antarctica’s unique biodiversity and build resilience to climate change. We invite you to join us in sharing that vision and your own unique vision with Antarctic decision-makers.

● Please speak in your native language. Captions and translations will be provided as necessary.
● Film on a smartphone in landscape orientation or via computer
● Record with head and shoulder setup
● Direct eye contact with the camera
● Film in a quiet location with no background noise
● Clip-on microphone is ideal but not required
● Use relevant ocean/Antarctic related background if available
● Please keep your video between 2 and 5 minutes.
● Please respond in complete sentences - for example, My vision for Antarctica in 30 years is… or My request to [global leaders] [CCAMLR] [fill in the blank] is…
● You are welcome to support ASOC’s campaign to create marine protected areas by saying, “I call on CCAMLR to protect Antarctica and secure the largest act of ocean protection in history!”

Videos will be shared on social media and with world leaders in the fall. Please note that we may not be able to include or share all videos. Please send your video to Claire Christian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 25, 2021, along with your name, the language the video is recorded in, and the signed release form. The release form can be retrieved here:

Authors: Kimberly Aiken and Claire Christian
Photo by Rodolfo Werner of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)

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