Exploitation of tundra areas

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  • Created by: Ali Bland
  • Created on: 18-03-15 10:15
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  • Tundra Areas
    • These areas are fragile
    • Winters are long and cold and minimum temperatures are very low
    • In some areas, they don't receive any isolation throughout winter
    • Moisture and precipitation levels are very low
    • The ecosystem contains stunted trees, mosses and lichens and animals that can hunt for food or hibernate
    • There is enormous mineral wealth in the tundra and the potential for tourism, hunting and logging
      • For this reason, many of these areas are under threat for exploitation
  • Tundra exploitation by indigenous people
    • As an estimate 1.3 million indigenous people live in the Arctic and tundra environments
    • They have lived a sustainable life there for thousands of years - depending on hunting gathering and herding for their survival

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