Tourism in Antarctica

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Tourism in Antarctica

  • Tourism has increased from 6200 in 1992 to 36900 in 2009
  • There have been fluctuations, eg tourism fell by 9100 between 2007 and 2009
  • Researchers are classed as tourists. There are 5000 researchers in summer and 1000 in winter.

Three main types of tourism

  • Camping
  • Ship-board
  • Over-flights

Rules and regulations

  • Tourists mustn't walk on fragile vegetation
  • As little stress as possible will be caused to penguin and seal colonies
  • No litter is to be dropped
  • Antarctic Treaty and Environmental Protocol: each site can only…


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