The Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora serve as a set of environmental protection measures which were accepted at the third Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Brussels in 1964. They were formally in force as part of the Antarctic Treaty System from 1982 to 2011, but were subsequently withdrawn because the measures were superseded by later agreements such Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.
The measures were a response to increasing human interest in exploration, science, and fishing, which had put pressure on natural flora and fauna. They proved successful, and led the way for more stringent environmental protection in future.
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