Case Study: Tourism in extreme environments - Antartica

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  • Case Study: Antartica
    • How to get there
      • By boat from the tip of Argentina
    • Attractions
      • The remoteness and inaccessability of the area make it attractive
      • Wildlife
        • Nesting Penguins
        • Seals
      • Magnificent scenery
        • Ice bergs
        • 'Cleaness' of the area
    • International Association of Antartic Tour Operators (IAATO)
      • A group which aims to protect the Antartic environment by placing restrictions of tour operators
        • Protection measures
          • Don't walk on lichen
          • Limit number of tourists to 100 per a ferry
          • Education of tourists teaches responsibility
          • Do not litter
          • Not allowed within 5 meters of Penguins
          • Not allowed near SSSI (Sites of special scientific interest)
            • Usually breeding grounds
      • Protection measures
        • Don't walk on lichen
        • Limit number of tourists to 100 per a ferry
        • Education of tourists teaches responsibility
        • Do not litter
        • Not allowed within 5 meters of Penguins
        • Not allowed near SSSI (Sites of special scientific interest)
          • Usually breeding grounds
    • Future Concerns
      • Oil spills endanger wildlife
      • Commercial airstrip being built
      • Potential damage to Fauna and Flora
      • Coastal pollution, littering and air pollution
      • Disruption in breeding patterns
      • Deaths at sea due to sea ice
      • Introduction of winter sports

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