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Party: Venezuela
2017/2018 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: “Estudio de la reflectancia espectral en Península Fildes, isla Rey Jorge, Antártida marina”
Planned Operating Period: From  13 Jan 2016   To  17 Sep 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas
Name: Juan A. Alfonso
Job Title or Position: Coordinador Científico del Programa Antártico Venezolano
Phone: 582125041401
Email: alfonso.ja@gmail.com
Details/Description: El Proyecto binacional (2016-2019): “Estudio de la reflectancia espectral en Península Fildes, isla Rey Jorge, Antártida marina”, se realiza con la colaboración científica entre el Instituto Antártico Chileno (INACH), la Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) y el Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC). Este proyecto es coordinado por el Dr. Juan Alfonso (COEA-IVIC, Venezuela) y el Dr. Raúl Cordero (USACH, Chile), y es parte de la colaboración establecida entre el COEA-IVIC y la USACH, a través de estos investigadores. Cuenta con apoyo financiero de ambas instituciones chilenas.
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Discipline: Physics
Areas of Activity

Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: “Estudio de balance de masa y energético de glaciares, capas de hielo y permafrost asociados al Cambio Climático”
Discipline: Climate studies, Ecology , Environmental sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. Juan Alfonso, Investigador del Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas.
Main Activity/ Remarks: El Proyecto binacional (2012-2015): “Estudio de balance de masa y energético de glaciares, capas de hielo y permafrost asociados al Cambio Climático” se realizó mediante la ejecución del Subproyecto “Estimación de niveles de reflectancia sobre el glaciar Quito”, como parte de la colaboración científica entre el Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) y el Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC).
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Operating Period: From:  13 Feb 2012   To:  23 Sep 2015
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: “Estudio de microorganismos fotosintéticos como indicadores de cambios ambientales en la Isla Greenwich, Shetland del Sur, Antártida”
Discipline: Microbiology , Ecology , Biological sciences - other, Remediation
Principal Investigator: Dra. Soraya Silva, Investigadora del Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC)
Main Activity/ Remarks: El Proyecto binacional (2011-2013): “Estudio de microorganismos fotosintéticos como indicadores de cambios ambientales en la Isla Greenwich, Shetland del Sur, Antártida” fue desarrollado como parte del convenio de colaboración científica mantenido entre el Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) y el Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC).
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Operating Period: From:  03 Jan 2011   To:  31 Jul 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: “Estudio de Monitoreo ambiental orientados a metales tóxicos, radionucleídos e indicadores biológicos”
Discipline: Environmental sciences , Biochemistry , Ecology
Principal Investigator: Msc. Helga Handt Investigadora del Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC)
Main Activity/ Remarks: El Proyecto Binacional (2011-2013): “Estudio de Monitoreo ambiental orientados a metales tóxicos, radionucleídos e indicadores biológicos” formó parte del convenio de colaboración científica mantenido entre el Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) y el Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC).
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Operating Period: From:  03 Jan 2011   To:  22 Oct 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: “Extracción de núcleo lacustre en isla Dee”
Discipline: Geochemistry , Geomorhology, Paleobiology, Ecology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Juan Alfonso, Investigador del Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC)
Main Activity/ Remarks: El Proyecto Binacional (2014-2016): “Extracción de núcleo lacustre en isla Dee” formó parte de la colaboración entre el Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) y el Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC).
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Operating Period: From:  06 Jan 2014   To:  29 Jun 2016
Areas of Operation

Project Name/Number: “Identificación de los géneros bacterianos Vibrio y Helicobacter presentes en diferentes cuerpos de agua y en heces de pingüinos en la Antártida”
Discipline: Bacteriology , Marine biology , Zoology
Principal Investigator: Dra. María Alexandra García del Centro de Biofísica y Bioquímica del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC).
Main Activity/ Remarks: El Proyecto binacional (2011-2013): “Identificación de los géneros bacterianos Vibrio y Helicobacter presentes en diferentes cuerpos de agua y en heces de pingüinos en la Antártida” formó parte del convenio de colaboración científica mantenido entre el Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) y el Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC).
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Operating Period: From:  15 Feb 2011   To:  21 Oct 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: “Levantamiento de una línea base para estimar el grado de contaminación de una especie de musgo en las cercanías de la Estación Científica “Pedro Vicente Maldonado”
Discipline: Analytical chemistry , Biochemistry , Environmental sciences
Principal Investigator: Msc. Helga Handt, Investigadora del Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC)
Main Activity/ Remarks: El Proyecto binacional (2011-2013): “Levantamiento de una línea base para estimar el grado de contaminación de una especie de musgo en las cercanías de la Estación Científica “Pedro Vicente Maldonado”, se realizó como parte de la colaboración científica entre el Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) y el Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC).
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Operating Period: From:  08 Mar 2011   To:  17 Sep 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: “Paleovertebrados Weddelianos de la Cuenca James Ross en la Península Antártica”
Discipline: Paleontology , Evolutionary biology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ascanio Ricón, Laboratorio de Paleontología, Centro de Ecología del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientíicas !IVIC"
Main Activity/ Remarks: El Proyecto Binacional (2014-2016): “Paleovertebrados Weddelianos de la Cuenca James Ross en la Península Antártica” formó parte de la colaboración binacional con Argentina.
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Operating Period: From:  07 Jan 2014   To:  23 Aug 2016
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: “Recolección de muestras de sedimentos y suelos en las islas Greenwich, Dee, Barrientos, y Torre, para el aislamiento de microorganismos con posible interés farmacológico”
Discipline: Geology , Microbiology
Principal Investigator: Dra. Alejandra Ugarte, Investigadora del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC).
Main Activity/ Remarks: El Proyecto binacional (2011-2014): “Recolección de muestras de sedimentos y suelos en las islas Greenwich, Dee, Barrientos, y Torre, para el aislamiento de microorganismos con posible interés farmacológico”, fue posible gracias a a la colaboración entre el Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) y el Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (COEA-IVIC).
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Operating Period: From:  03 Jan 2011   To:  16 Sep 2014
Areas of Operation

Station Report
Vessels Report
Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Eighth Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: AP-41 "Aquiles" Vessel of Chilean Army, ATF 66 Chilean tugboat “Galvarino”, helicopter and icebreake
Activities: Sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 6
Date begin: 28 Oct 2014
Date end: 15 Mar 2015
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Dr. Juan A. Alfonso
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: alfonso.ja@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In this expedition, Venezuela financed the transportation logistics of all its members from, to and within the Antarctic territory. Venezuela still maintains in the Ecuadorian Scientific Base "Pedro Vicente Maldonado", as support for scientific work the following equipments: 1. A Polaris Quad Bike, model 800EFI HD C/A2. 2. A Bobcat tractor, model S650. 3. Two (2) Mariner outboard motors, 40 HP, 4 stroke each. 4. A 5.50 meters long and 2.30 meters wide, orange Pumar WR550 Semi-rigid boat, type Zodiac. 5. A galvanized trolley for a 7 meters long boat. 6. A Sony LCD TV, 60'' screen, model EX 505, with USB WIFI UWA BR-100 adapter.
Location of Activities
Laboratorio Antártico Multidisciplinario (LAMBI), en Base Marambio
Primavera Base
Professor Julio Escudero base
Routes:
Expedition Name: Fifth Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: AP-46 "Almirante Oscar Viel", Icebreaker Vessel of the Chilean Armed Force.
Activities: Media, Sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 4
Date begin: 06 Jan 2012
Date end: 06 Feb 2012
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Mcs Helga Handt
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC), Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: hhhandt@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In this expedition, Venezuela financed the transportation logistics of all its members from, to and within the Antarctic territory. The stay at Base Maldonado and the scientific work of the Venezuelan expeditionary took place within the framework of compliance with the collaboration agreements with the Republic of Ecuador. The scientific support of Venezuela included the purchase of the following equipment that remains in the safekeeping of Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) in the Pedro Maldonado Scientific Base: 1. A Polaris Quad Bike, model 800EFI HD C/A2. 2. A Bobcat tractor, model S650. 3. Two (2) Mariner outboard motors, 40 HP, 4 stroke each. 4. A 5.50 meters long and 2.30 meters wide, orange Pumar WR550 Semi-rigid boat, type Zodiac. 5. A galvanized trolley for a 7 meters long boat. 6. A Sony LCD TV, 60'' screen, model EX 505, with USB WIFI UWA BR-100 adapter.
Location of Activities
17 Jan 2012 Dee, Isla
17 Jan 2012 ESTACION CIENTIFICA ECUATORIANA PEDRO VICENTE MALDONADO
15 Feb 2012 Barrientos, Isla
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Expedition Name: First Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Hydrographic vessel of the Uruguayan Navy “Oyarvide”
Activities: Sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 16
Date begin: 10 Feb 2008
Date end: 11 Mar 2008
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Dr. Juan A. Alfonso
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: alfonso.ja@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In the framework of a collaboration with the Republica Oriental de Uruguay, Venezuela co-financing costs and transport logistics
Location of Activities
12 Feb 2008 Artigas, Base
19 Mar 2008 Esperanza, bahía
Routes:
Expedition Name: Fourth Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: AP-46 "Almirante Oscar Viel", Icebreaker Vessel of the Chilean Armed Force.
Activities: Media, Sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 9
Date begin: 08 Jan 2011
Date end: 27 Feb 2011
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Dr. Juan A. Alfonso
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: alfonso.ja@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In this expedition, Venezuela financed the transportation logistics of all its members from, to and within the Antarctic territory. The stay at Base Maldonado and the scientific work of the Venezuelan expeditionary took place within the framework of compliance with the collaboration agreements with the Republic of Ecuador. The scientific support of Venezuela included the purchase of the following equipment that remains in the safekeeping of Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) in the Pedro Maldonado Scientific Base: 1. A Polaris Quad Bike, model 800EFI HD C/A2. 2. A Bobcat tractor, model S650. 3. Two (2) Mariner outboard motors, 40 HP, 4 stroke each. 4. A 5.50 meters long and 2.30 meters wide, orange Pumar WR550 Semi-rigid boat, type Zodiac. 5. A galvanized trolley for a 7 meters long boat. 6. A Sony LCD TV, 60'' screen, model EX 505, with USB WIFI UWA BR-100 adapter.
Location of Activities
18 Jan 2011 ESTACION CIENTIFICA ECUATORIANA PEDRO VICENTE MALDONADO
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Expedition Name: Ninth Venezuelan scientific expedition 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: AP-41 "Aquiles" Vessel of Chilean Army
Activities: sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 2
Date begin: 05 Feb 2016
Date end: 06 Mar 2016
Number of personnel: 2
Operator:
Name: Dr. Juan A. Alfonso
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: alfonso.ja@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In this expedition, Venezuela financed the transportation logistics of all its members from, to and within the Antarctic territory Venezuela still maintains in the Ecuadorian Scientific Base "Pedro Vicente Maldonado", as support for scientific work the following equipments: 1. A Polaris Quad Bike, model 800EFI HD C/A2. 2. A Bobcat tractor, model S650. 3. Two (2) Mariner outboard motors, 40 HP, 4 stroke each. 4. A 5.50 meters long and 2.30 meters wide, orange Pumar WR550 Semi-rigid boat, type Zodiac. 5. A galvanized trolley for a 7 meters long boat. 6. A Sony LCD TV, 60'' screen, model EX 505, with USB WIFI UWA BR-100 adapter.
Location of Activities
Professor Julio Escudero base
Routes:
Expedition Name: Second Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Uruguayan vessel “General Artigas”; Chilean ships and helicopters of logistic transport
Activities: Sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 30
Date begin: 09 Jan 2009
Date end: 02 Mar 2009
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Dra. Soraya Silva
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: soraya.j.silva@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In this expedition, Venezuela financed the transportation logistics of all its members from, to and within the Antarctic territory. In the framework of a collaboration with the Republica Oriental de Uruguay, Venezuela financing Feeding and lodging costs of its members.
Location of Activities
10 Feb 2009 ESTACION CIENTIFICA ECUATORIANA PEDRO VICENTE MALDONADO
17 Mar 2009 Base Cientifica Antartica Artigas
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Expedition Name: Seventh Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Logistical support of the Chilean armed force and Uruguayan Vessel “Vanguardia”.
Activities: Sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 14
Date begin: 23 Jan 2014
Date end: 04 Mar 2014
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Dr. Juan A. Alfonso
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: alfonso.ja@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In this expedition, Venezuela financed the transportation logistics of all its members from, to and within the Antarctic territory. The stay at Base Maldonado and the scientific work of the Venezuelan expeditionary took place within the framework of compliance with the collaboration agreements with the Republic of Ecuador. The scientific support of Venezuela included the purchase of the following equipment that remains in the safekeeping of Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) in the Pedro Maldonado Scientific Base: 1. A Polaris Quad Bike, model 800EFI HD C/A2. 2. A Bobcat tractor, model S650. 3. Two (2) Mariner outboard motors, 40 HP, 4 stroke each. 4. A 5.50 meters long and 2.30 meters wide, orange Pumar WR550 Semi-rigid boat, type Zodiac. 5. A galvanized trolley for a 7 meters long boat. 6. A Sony LCD TV, 60'' screen, model EX 505, with USB WIFI UWA BR-100 adapter.
Location of Activities
Base Cientifica Antartica Artigas
ESTACION CIENTIFICA ECUATORIANA PEDRO VICENTE MALDONADO
Routes:
Expedition Name: Sixth Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Logistical support of the Chilean armed force.
Activities: Sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 10
Date begin: 06 Jan 2013
Date end: 19 Feb 2013
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Dra. Soraya Silva
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: soraya.j.silva@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In this expedition, Venezuela financed the transportation logistics of all its members from, to and within the Antarctic territory. The stay at Base Maldonado and the scientific work of the Venezuelan expeditionary took place within the framework of compliance with the collaboration agreements with the Republic of Ecuador. The scientific support of Venezuela included the purchase of the following equipment that remains in the safekeeping of Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) in the Pedro Maldonado Scientific Base: 1. A Polaris Quad Bike, model 800EFI HD C/A2. 2. A Bobcat tractor, model S650. 3. Two (2) Mariner outboard motors, 40 HP, 4 stroke each. 4. A 5.50 meters long and 2.30 meters wide, orange Pumar WR550 Semi-rigid boat, type Zodiac. 5. A galvanized trolley for a 7 meters long boat. 6. A Sony LCD TV, 60'' screen, model EX 505, with USB WIFI UWA BR-100 adapter.
Location of Activities
15 Jan 2013 ESTACION CIENTIFICA ECUATORIANA PEDRO VICENTE MALDONADO
13 Feb 2013 Bahía Fildes, Isla Rey Jorge, Shetland del Sur
Routes:

Expedition Name: Tenth Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Vessel of Chilean Army
Activities: sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 1
Date begin: 16 Feb 2017
Date end: 08 Mar 2017
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Dr. Juan A. Alfonso
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: alfonso.ja@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: This incursion was carried out with the scientific collaboration and financial support of the Instituto Antártico Chileno (INACH), the Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) and the “Centro de Oceanología y Estudios Antárticos del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas”. Venezuela still maintains in the Ecuadorian Scientific Base "Pedro Vicente Maldonado", as support for scientific work the following equipments: 1. A Polaris Quad Bike, model 800EFI HD C/A2. 2. A Bobcat tractor, model S650. 3. Two (2) Mariner outboard motors, 40 HP, 4 stroke each. 4. A 5.50 meters long and 2.30 meters wide, orange Pumar WR550 Semi-rigid boat, type Zodiac. 5. A galvanized trolley for a 7 meters long boat. 6. A Sony LCD TV, 60'' screen, model EX 505, with USB WIFI UWA BR-100 adapter.
Location of Activities
Profesor Julio Escudero
Routes:
Expedition Name: Third Venezuelan scientific expedition  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Helicopter and vessel of the Chilean armed force
Activities: Sampling, Science Support
Number of Participants: 5
Date begin: 01 Feb 2010
Date end: 24 Feb 2010
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Dr. Juan A. Alfonso
Contact Address: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) , Carretera Panamericana, Km 11. Altos de Pipe, 1020A
Email Address: alfonso.ja@gmail.com
Website Address: http://www.ivic.gob.ve/es/
Remarks: In this expedition, Venezuela financed the transportation logistics of all its members from, to and within the Antarctic territory. The stay at Base Maldonado and the scientific work of the Venezuelan expeditionary took place within the framework of compliance with the collaboration agreements with the Republic of Ecuador.
Location of Activities
10 Feb 2010 ESTACION CIENTIFICA ECUATORIANA PEDRO VICENTE MALDONADO
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Denial of Authorizations
Aircrat Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Waste Management Plans Report
Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Measures)
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Permit, Visit and Activities Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Permit, Visit and Activities)
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Change or Damage Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Change or Damage)
No change or damage was observed during this reporting period.

General Report