Flashcards in Tourism In Antartica Deck (9)
What attracts tourists to Antarctica?
What are the positive impacts of tourism in Antarctica?
People are more aware of the problems once they've been so more aware of the need for conservation
See wildlife in natural habitats
Experience new environment
What were the negative impacts of tourism in Antarctica?
Sea / coastal pollution
Littering / waste
Disrupt breading patterns
Oil spill could kill penguins
Plane could crash
Name three facts about Antarctica?
Continent at South Pole
Covers an area of 45 million km squared
98% covered by ice
What measures are in place to protect Antarctica?
The Antarctic treaty
The international association of Antarctica tour operators
What is the Antarctic treaty?
Agreement signed by 47 countries that came into force in 1961
What is the purpose of the treaty?
To protect and conserve the area and it's plant and animal life
What was agreed in April 2009?
New limits would be placed on tourism in Antarctica
Only ships with fewer than 500 passengers could land and only 100 passengers on shore at a time