Tourist numbers are rising, 7413 in 1996/1997, 46,000 in 2007/2008.
Things that attract tourists;
- Scenery - eg, iceburgs
- Wildlife - eg. pengiuns and whales
Environmental Impacts of tourists;
- They trample plants, disturb wildlife and drop litter.
- Tourists could introduce species or diseases that wipe out existing species.
- Spillage of fuel from ships could kill species.
Measures to protect Antarctica;
1) The Antarctic Treaty…
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