Antarctic- Extreme enviroment

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Why do people visit Antarctica?
Scenery eg icebergs/Wildlife ege whales/Activities which can only be done in this enviroment
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How big is Antarctica and how much of it is ice?
14million km2 and 98% ice
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Where is it?
South Pole
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How many tourists where there in 1996/1997? How many were there in 2007/2008
7413 and 46000
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What are the three environmental impacts?
Tourists can trample plants, disturb plants&drop litter/ Fears that foreign diseases and species will wipe out the existing ones/Spilling&sinking of ships damages delicate marine life eg by killing muscles meaning some birds have no food source
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What is the Antarctic Treaty?
An agreement put in place since 1961 and has now been signed by 47 countries, designed to protect and conserve the area, plant life and animal life. Eg in 2009 it was agreed only ships under 500 people could land&max 100 people on shore at a time
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What is IAATO?
International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
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What are the 7 code of conduct put in place by IAATO?
Specially protected areas/Wildlife must not be distubed/No litter/No smoking/Each group must have a qualified guide/Tourists must not step on fragile plant life/Sewage must be treated biologically&all other waste must be kept on boat
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