19 July 2017 in the capital restaurant «Gusyatnikoff» a business dinner for the Ambassadors of the countries-members of CCAMLR, dedicated to preserving the unique natural resources of the Arctic and Antarctic, took place. Participants of the dinner, organized with the support of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy, were diplomats, politicians, representatives of organizations for the environmental protection from 26 countries, including 11 Ambassadors.
Guests of the dinner had the unique opportunity to watch the photographs of famous polar photojournalist of National Geographic Society, the winner of the annual BBC award «Wildlife photographer» Paul Nicklen. Business dinner CCAMLR started with a welcome video message by Albert II, the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco. Tatiana Shalygina, Director for Russia Pristine Seas of National Geographic addressed the audience with her speech. Tatiana introduced Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, a photographer for National Geografic, who showed the documentary film of National Geographic about the problems of environmental protection in Antarctica. In his speech the regional coordinator of the European office of UNEP (UN Environment programme) Makhir Aliev, who arrived from Geneva, pointed out the importance of the joint working for the environmental protection.
The evening continued with a solemn award by Paul Nicklen to Vyacheslav Fetisov, two-time Olympic champion on ice hockey, the Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, for his involvement in an international project to protection of the Ross Sea. Special representative of the President of Russia on international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Arthur Chilingarov finished the evening programme by his speech.
CCAMLR — Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, was founded in 1982 on the basis of the international Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Currently, there are 25 States-members of CCAMLR that founded the Convention, and another 11 countries joined the Convention later.
18.07.2017 Press-release Lenta.ru — A joint dinner of the Ambassadors of the countries of CCAMLR will be held in Moscow — https://m.lenta.ru/news/2017/07/18/antcom/
25.07.2017 Argumenty i Fakty — The Salvation Of Antarctica. Vyacheslav Fetisov gets the award — http://www.aif.ru/society/ecology/spasenie_antarktidy_vyacheslav_fetisov_poluchaet_nagradu
26.07.2017 Lenta.ru — In Moscow the future of the Antarctic was discussed — https://lenta.ru/news/2017/07/26/ant/