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Antarctic Treaty Act 1967

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Conservation of Antarctic fauna and flora.

  3. 2. Exemptions from s. 1.

  4. 3. Issue of permits.

  5. 4. Penalties.

  6. 5. Application of criminal law to observers and exchanged scientists.

  7. 6. Power to make further provision for giving effect to Agreed Measures.

  8. 7. Further powers exercisable by Order in Council.

  9. 8. Proceedings and evidence.

  10. 9. Extension of Act.

  11. 10. Interpretation and supplementary provisions.

  12. 11. Short title.

  13. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE ANTARCTIC TREATY

      1. Article I

        1. 1.Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes only. There shall...

        2. 2.The present Treaty shall not prevent the use of military...

      2. Article II

      3. Article III

        1. 1.In order to promote international co-operation in scientific investigation in...

        2. 2.In implementing this Article, every encouragement shall be given to...

      4. Article IV

        1. 1.Nothing contained in the present Treaty shall be interpreted as:...

        2. 2.No acts or activities taking place while the present Treaty...

      5. Article V

        1. 1.Any nuclear explosions in Antarctica and the disposal there of...

        2. 2.In the event of the conclusion of international agreements concerning...

      6. Article VI

      7. Article VII

        1. 1.In order to promote the objectives and ensure the observance...

        2. 2.Each observer designated in accordance with the provisions of paragraph...

        3. 3.All areas of Antarctica, including all stations, installations and equipment...

        4. 4.Aerial observation may be carried out at any time over...

        5. 5.Each Contracting Party shall, at the time when the present...

      8. Article VIII

        1. 1.In order to facilitate the exercise of their functions under...

        2. 2.Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 1 of this...

      9. Article IX

        1. 1.Representatives of the Contracting Parties named in the preamble to...

        2. 2.Each Contracting Party which has become a party to the...

        3. 3.Reports from the observers referred to in Article VII of...

        4. 4.The measures referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article...

        5. 5.Any or all of the rights established in the present...

      10. Article X

      11. Article XI

        1. 1.If any dispute arises between two or more of the...

        2. 2.Any dispute of this character not so resolved shall, with...

      12. Article XII

        1. 1.(a) The present Treaty may be modified or amended at...

        2. 2.(a) If after the expiration of thirty years from the...

      13. Article XIII

        1. 1.The present Treaty shall be subject to ratification by the...

        2. 2.Ratification of or accession to the present Treaty shall be...

        3. 3.Instruments of ratification and instruments of accession shall be deposited...

        4. 4.The depositary Government shall inform all signatory and acceding States...

        5. 5.Upon the deposit of instruments of ratification by all the...

        6. 6.The present Treaty shall be registered by the depositary Government...

      14. Article XIV

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      AGREED MEASURES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ANTARCTIC FAUNA AND FLORA

      1. PREAMBLE

        1. Article I

          1. 1.These Agreed Measures shall apply to the same area to...

          2. 2.However, nothing in these Agreed Measures shall prejudice or in...

          3. 3.The Annexes to these Agreed Measures shall form an integral...

        2. Article II

          1. For the purposes of these Agreed Measures: “Native mammal” means...

        3. Article III

        4. Article IV

        5. Article V

        6. Article VI

          1. 1.Each Participating Government shall prohibit within the Treaty Area the...

          2. 2.Such permits shall be drawn in terms as specific as...

          3. 3.Permits for Specially Protected Areas shall be issued only in...

          4. 4.Participating Governments shall limit the issue of such permits so...

          5. 5.The species of native mammals and birds listed in Annex...

          6. 6.A Participating Government shall not authorize an appropriate authority to...

          7. 7.A permit may be issued under this Article with respect...

        7. Article VII

          1. 1.Each Participating Government shall take appropriate measures to minimize harmful...

          2. 2.The following acts and activities shall be considered as harmful...

          3. 3.Each Participating Government shall take all reasonable steps towards the...

        8. Article VIII

          1. 1.The areas of outstanding scientific interest listed in Annex B...

          2. 2.In addition to the prohibitions and measures of protection dealt...

          3. 3.A permit issued under Article VI shall not have effect...

          4. 4.A permit shall have effect within a Specially Protected Area...

        9. Article IX

          1. 1.Each Participating Government shall prohibit the bringing into the Treaty...

          2. 2.Permits under paragraph 1 of this Article shall be drawn...

          3. 3.Nothing in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article shall...

          4. 4.Each Participating Government undertakes to ensure that all reasonable precautions...

        10. Article X

        11. Article XI

        12. Article XII

          1. 1.The Participating Government may make such arrangements as may be...

          2. 2.Each Participating Government shall inform the other Governments in writing...

        13. Article XIII

          1. 1.After the receipt by the Government designated in Recommendation I–XIV...

          2. 2.Thereafter any other Contracting Party to the Antarctic Treaty may,...

          3. 3.The designated Government shall inform the Governments referred to in...

        14. Article XIV

          1. 1.These Agreed Measures may be amended at any time by...

          2. 2.The Annexes, in particular, may be amended as necessary through...

          3. 3.An amendment proposed through diplomatic channels shall be submitted in...

          4. 4.Any amendment shall become effective on the date on which...

          5. 5.The designated Government shall notify those same Governments of the...

          6. 6.Such amendment shall become effective on that same date for...

      2. ANNEXES TO THESE AGREED MEASURES

        1. Annex A Specially protected species

          1. [Species recommended for inclusion in this Annex in pursuance of Article IX(1) of the Antarctic Treaty

            1. 1.All species of the genusArctocephalus,Fur Seals.

            2. 2.Ommatophoca rossi,Ross Seal.]

        2. Annex B Specially protected areas

          1. [Areas recommended for inclusion in this Annex in pursuance of Article IX(1) of the Antarctic Treaty

            1. 1.Taylor Rookery, Mac. Robertson Land. Lat. 67° 26’ S., Long....

            2. 2.Rookery Islands, Holme Bay. Lat. 67° 37’ S., Long. 62°...

            3. 3.Ardery Island and Odbert Island, Budd Coast. Lat. 66° 22’...

            4. 4.Sabrina Island, Balleny Islands. Lat. 66° 54’ S., Long. 163°...

            5. 5.Beaufort Island, Ross Sea. Lat. 76° 58’ S., Long. 167°...

            6. 6.Cape Crozier, Ross Island. Lat. 77° 32’ S., Long. 169°...

            7. 7.Cape Hallett, Victoria Land. Lat. 72° 18’ S., Long. 170°...

            8. 8.Dion Islands, Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula. Lat. 67° 52’ S.,...

            9. 9.Green Island, Berthelot Islands, Antarctic Peninsula. Lat. 65° 19’ S.,...

            10. 10.Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. Lat. 62° 38’...

            11. 11.Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. Lat. 62° 28’...

            12. 12.Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, South Shetland Islands. Lat. 62°...

            13. 13.Moe Island, South Orkney Islands. Lat. 60° 45’ S., Long....

            14. 14.Lynch Island, South Orkney Islands. Lat. 60° 40’ S., Long....

            15. 15.Southern Powell Island and adjacent islands, South Orkney Islands. Lat....

        3. Annex C Importation of animals and plants

          1. The following animals and plants may be imported into the...

        4. Annex D Precautions to prevent accidental introduction of parasites and diseases into the Treaty Area

          1. 1.Dogs:All dogs imported into the Treaty Area shall be innoculated...

          2. 2.Poultry:Notwithstanding the provisions of Article IX (3) of these Agreed...

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