Antarctic Treaty

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  • Antarctic Treaty
    • Grew out of the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58
      • Started June 1961
        • The Protocol on Enviromental Protection started 1998
      • By 2016, 53 countries had signed it
    • Objectives of The Treaty and Protocol
      • To demilitarise Antarctica
        • Also nuclear-free zone
      • Gurantee freedom for scientific investigation
        • Also promote scientific co-operation
      • Protect its environment
      • Ban any activity to do with mineral resources
      • To ensure any tourism complied w/ Tr + Pr
      • To preserve historical sites eg Shackleton's hut


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