In 1988, Peru made its first expedition to Antarctica and in 1989 built the Antarctic Scientific Station "Machu Picchu" (ECAMP), located on King George Island, in Antarctica. Peru's 27th expedition to Antarctica was carried out this year with the help of the Peruvian Navy Ship (BAP) "Carrasco". The expedition examined the effects of climate change in Antarctica and its findings further consolidate Peru's consultative status in the Antarctic Treaty.
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Likewise, we are very pleased to share the following links, where you can find more information about Peruvian work in Antarctica:

61st Anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty.

On December 1, 2020, we commemorated the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, a normative instrument that regulates human activity south of the 60th parallel of the planet, prioritizing the development of scientific activity.

Since its entry into force, the Antarctic Treaty has been able to adapt to the new challenges that were presented to it, now known as the Antarctic Treaty System, by adopting new normative instruments / conventions, such as the “Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals. ”(1972) and the“ Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources ”(1980). In 1991, the Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty on Environmental Protection was signed, an environmental instrument that was created to strengthen the Antarctic Treaty System, which designates Antarctica as a "natural reserve dedicated to peace and science", and whose 05 Annexes in force seek to increase the protection of the Antarctic environment.

Peru acceded to the Antarctic Treaty in 1981, and became a Consultative Party of the same since 1989. Since its signing, Peru reaffirms its commitment to the principles and objectives of the Antarctic Treaty and its System, developing scientific activity in this continent, gradually implementing environmental regulations in order to preserve said valuable ecosystem and updating its National Antarctic Policy to address the new challenges posed by the increase in human activity in the Antarctic region, global warming and the introduction of non-native species, among others.