Antarctica - Toursim in an extreme environment

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  • Created on: 31-05-16 12:43
How big is Antarctica?
14 million km2
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What percentage of the land is covered with ice?
98% ice
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How has tourism increased?
7,400 in 1996/7 season then 46,000 in 2007/8 season
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Name 2 wildlife animals that tourists come to see
Penguins and whales
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Give 4 things tourists might do that is harmful to the environment
Trample plants / Disturb wildlife / Drop litter / Introduce non-native species or diseases
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Which cruise ship sank and when?
MS Explorer sank in 2007
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Give 2 creatures that would be effected by oil spills
Mollusks e.g. muscles / Birds e.g. penguins
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When was the Antarctic Treaty created?
1961
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How many member countries are there to the Antarctic treaty?
47 member countries
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What restrictions are there on ships that can land in the Antarctic Treaty?
Only ships with
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