TOURISM IN ANTARCTICA: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF TOURISM ON EARTH’S LAST GREAT WILDERNESS Rohan Thatté BSc (Honours) Student Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland ABSTRACT The following paper discusses the negative impacts of tourism on the environment of Antarctica. The author has endeavoured to evaluate the demand for tourism in the Antarctic. The author critically analyses the environmental impacts of the various aspects of tourism conducted on the continent. An evaluation is done on the effects of ship-based tourism on the marine life surrounding the continent of Antarctica, the effects of land-based tourism on the wildlife as well as the unique microorganism that live on the continent. The author then critiques the robustness of the regulatory bodies that govern all human activity in Antarctica. In the concluding section of the paper, it will be evident that regardless of how stringent the regulatory bodies are, any human activity conducted on the continent will result in some form of environmental degradation. The author recommends that a centralized governing body is needed to further prevent any harmful damage done to the fragile ecosystem of Antarctica. INTRODUCTION The continent of Antarctica is a place that is truly breathtaking, a place that simply cannot be compared to any other on earth. A land that is distant, inhospitable, and uninhabited. It is the world’s largest wilderness, the only place on earth that has no native humans (United States Antarctic Program, 2009; The World Factbook, 2009). A place where the weather is unforgiving; a place where blizzards can reach speeds of over 300 kilometres per hour, and temperatures can reach as low as minus ninety-one degrees Celsius (British Antarctic Survey, 2009; WWF, 2005). It is the fifth largest continent on Earth yet it is one of the largest areas on the globe undamaged by humankind (British Antarctic Survey, 2009). The CIA World Factbook (2009) states that about ninety eight percent of Antarctica is covered by ice, and the remaining two percent barren rock, a place too extreme for any sort of vegetation to survive. According to the CIA World Factbook (2009), scientists are the only people who stay on the continent for long periods. There are about 4,100 personnel during the summer, and about 1,100 during the winter, from various countries conducting research. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2009) indicates that tourism is relatively a new concept for Antarctica. A few decades ago, a person travelling to the continent would be considered as an explorer rather than a tourist (Busby, 1998). In the last twenty years, Antarctica has seen rapid development of tourism (Haase, Lamers, and Amelung, 2009). The sheer extremeness of the continent catches the attention of the adventure traveller and with more facilities under construction; travelling to Antarctica is becoming easier. According to Laws (1995), the exotic aspects of destinations and facilities established in remote locations attract tourists. Antarctica has three main types of tourism: cruise ships, over flights, and actual landings (IAATO, 2009). The growth of tourism in Antarctica has given the tourists several options for travel. Cruise-only itineraries without landings for large ships, fly-sail operations, and adventure tourism activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, or mountain climbing complement the traditional small-ship expedition cruises that include landings (Lamers, 2008). The developments in tourism has been beneficial to tour operators and certainly to travellers looking to experience the extremes, however, the ever increasing number of tourists arriving has proved disastrous for the flora and fauna of Antarctica. According to Cooper et al (2005), when a tourism activity takes place, the environment is inevitably changed or modified either to facilitate tourism or changed through the tourism production process. In the case of Antarctica, the author argues that the environment be left as it is. Literature regarding tourism in Antarctica suggests that with the growth of tourism, the development of permanent infrastructures and facilities that cater entirely to tourism has troubled environmentalists and scientists for decades. Development of infrastructure such as landing strips for airplanes, and tourism specific facilities has initiated a new of era of human activity in Antarctica (Hemmings and Roura, 2003). The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF, 2005) adds that the entire continent and the surrounding ocean is under attack from land, sea and air, and that many species that once flourished have been pushed to the brink of extinction. DEMAND FOR TOURISM IN ANTARCTICA For centuries, there was a belief of a great land at the very bottom of the globe, but the true nature of Antarctica was established by Captain Cook on his second voyage in search of this great southern land in the 1770’s (National Science Foundation, 1997). Over the years, human exploration of Antarctica was by whalers and seal hunters. Between 1784 and 1822, millions of seals were hunted for their skins in the Sub-Antarctic islands, thus starting the period of Antarctic exploration and exploitation. The hunt for seals almost caused the extinction of the Fur Seal (Antarctic Connection, 2009; Dingwall, 1997). An International Geographic Congress in 1895 lead to the promotion of Antarctic exploration where 16 teams from Australia, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Scotland, and Sweden headed expeditions to explore Antarctica (National Science Foundation 1997). The exploration continued for the next century, thus facilitating the demand for Tourism in Antarctica. Tourism to Antarctica started as early as the 1950’s with a few Argentinean and Chilean ships taking paid travellers to the islands surrounding Antarctica (IAATO, 2008). However, Lars Erik Lindbald, a Swedish adventurer, brought life to Antarctic Tourism with the birth of an Antarctic tour company, the Lindbald Expeditions (Mulvane, 2001). Lindbald specialized in talking small groups of wealthy, but intelligent and curious, visitors to Antarctica. The expeditions that lasted ten to fourteen days and became an instant success with people who could afford to pay (Bauer, 2001). Other tour operators saw the opportunity and gradually mass tourism began; prices dropped, number of capable ships increased, number of trips increased and more options for travel and activities emerged (Stonehouse, 2001). The number of tourist arrivals to Antarctica rose sharply, especially in the last two decades (Lamers, Haase and Amelung, 2008). The demand for Antarctic tourism, especially from the 1990’s, has been on a sharp rise as illustrated in Figure 1. The sudden growth of tourism, in regards to the number of arrivals, coincides with the increase of research personnel during the summer of 1994-1995. 1994 had the highest number National Science Foundation research personnel (Antarctic Journal of the United States, 1995). According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators Tourism Statistics Report for 2007-2008 (IAATO, 2009), 46,069 tourists visited the continent during the 2007 – 2008 Antarctic summer, compared to just 6,512 visitors fifteen years before. IAATO projections suggest even higher numbers in coming years. This increasing global demand for tourism in Antarctica creates a profitable opportunity for tour operators. The major markets currently are North America (40.5%), Europe (31.1%), Australia (8.0%), and others (20.4%). Trips to Antarctica can cost on average up to U.S. $8,000 per person (Lonely Planet Travel Guide, 2009). Journeys International (2009) lists a trip costing a grand total of U.S. $37,590 per person. These findings show the unmistakable link between the cost of a trip to the continent and the main markets that demand it. In general, these tourists are well educated, well travelled, have high disposable incomes, and are looking for an adventure tour (Kriwoken and Rootes, 2000). Figure 1: Antarctic tourist statistics 1965-2005 (IAATO, 2009; Lamers, 2006) On the contrary, Lamers, Haase and Amelung (2008) open up an interesting idea that developing markets, in particular, Russia, India and China are expected to demand such tourism products, adding a greater demand for tour operators. As mentioned in the introduction, tourism in Antarctica is the epitome of ecotourism, hence it is essential to look at the motivation for travel to established ecotourism destinations to compare the behaviour of tourists wanting to travel to Antarctica. The International Ecotourism Society (2009) reports that ecotourism has become the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry, with an annual growth rate between 10% and 30%. At present ecotourism comprises about 20% of the world travel market. Ecotourism campaigns, especially through media, have started to enter society’s consciousness (Wild, 2009). Cooper, Fletcher, Fyall, Gilbert and Wanhill (2005) define ecotourism as a form of tourism that is nature-based with attempts to minimise its environmental impact. Fridgen (1996) adds the aspect of education to ecotourism. The combination of the definitions defines tourism in Antarctica; a nature-based tourism where tourists visit the destination to be educated, whilst minimizing the environmental impact. The main attractions for tourists visiting Antarctica are the undamaged wilderness, unique wildlife, and the spectacular landscapes. Boyd and Butler (1996) agree the uniqueness of an area functioning as the attraction represent an important reason in creating the opportunities to promote tourism. Carvallo (1994) adds that tourists to Antarctica focus on the ecotourism aspects and visiting the numerous scientific research stations. However, Briassoulis (2002) stresses that such attractions are not exclusive. The exclusivity and the sheer enjoyment of such attractions dwindle as the number of tourists’ increases. The undamaged wilderness and the spectacular landscape are no longer unspoilt, and no longer pristine. This, however, is a common issue which comes with a growing demand for any destination. THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF TOURISM IN ANTARCTICA It is well established that tourism activity impacts the environment, and transportation from tourism activity contributes significantly to the harmful impacts to the environment. Ship-based tourism Tourism activity heavily depends burning fossil fuels; it is estimated that tourism industry generates at least five percent of all global carbon dioxide emissions (Davos Declaration, 2007). Ship-based tourism accounts for two main types of tourism, cruise ships with landing on the continent, and cruises that takes tourist in the Antarctic waters without setting foot on shore. Transportation to the continent itself is by ship or by air. However, tourism has yet to adopt the full potential of air travel. Due to Antarctica’s remoteness, severe weather conditions and the presence of sea and land ice, access to Antarctica follows two basic steps: by air from the tourists’ home country to a gateway city far south, continued by ship to the continent. Most of these gateway cities are located in Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand (Lamers, Haase and Amelung, 2008). As the weather conditions en route to Antarctica are often extreme, access to Antarctica is entirely restricted to professional tour operators. Mason and Legg (1999) add that the harsh conditions in the Antarctic region requires extensive preparation and experienced staff. Any disregard for procedure can cause an expedition to fail or even have disastrous outcomes for the tourists and crew as well as for the environment. The easiest access to the continent of Antarctica is from the southern tip of South America departing from the port of Ushuaia and Punta Arenas. The northwest tip of the Antarctic Peninsula is only about 1,000 kilometres away hence the Antarctic Peninsula has turned into major destination for tourists (Bauer, 2001). This 1,300 kilometre long peninsula, a ‘banana shaped’ partially ice covered strip of land, has had up to ten ships at one time. Cruise ships, like all other ships, release waste in order to function in a safe and effective manner (Courtney, Fjelstad and Wildman, 2004). Large cruise ships that travel to the Antarctic, such as the Golden Princess with a passenger capacity of 3,700, produce several tons of waste each day (O'Grady, No Date). The Golden Princess became the largest ship to sail into the Antarctic waters, which comes complete with five swimming pools, a casino, and a nine-hole putting green (Williams, 2007). Schulkin (2002) mentions that there are generally seven types of waste that cruise ships: sewage, gray water, air emissions, solid waste, ballast water, and oily bilge water; all that are hazardous to the fragile Antarctic ecosystem. Adventure Live (2009), a website that caters tourists looking for cruises to adventurous destinations, lists luxury cruses with five start amenities and facilities that sail to Antarctica. These luxury cruise ships, with a higher capacity of passengers, and five star facilities, expel even more waste into the environment. Waste from services such as hair salons, dry cleaners, and photo processing labs are also extremely hazardous (Johnson, 2002). For the proper operation of large ships, ballast water is used to stabilize the ship, especially during rough seas (Kinver, 2008). However once these ships are stationary, the ballast tanks are emptied, releasing thousands of litres of ballast water containing over 7,000 species of marine biological species (Anil et al, 2004), all of which are alien to the environment of Antarctica. Foreign microorganisms can devastate the ecology of the region, disturbing the population balance of regional organisms (Drake, Doblin and Dobbs, 2007). Three important ships that play a significant role in the history of Antarctic tourism are, the Lindbald Explorer, now named the M/S Explorer, the Bahai Paraiso, and the Kapitan Khlebnikov (Maher, Steel and McIntosh, 2003). In 1989, the Bahai Paraiso, an Argentinean naval ship, grounded at Arthur Harbour, a port near the American Palmer research station (Splettstoesser, 1999). Due to the lack of resources, the ship eventually sunk releasing an estimated 1,000,000 litters of diesel (Eppley and Rubega, 1990). The ecosystem in the area of the shipwreck were contaminated causing many of the living organism from penguins, cormorant, and seals, to other migratory birds, fish, clams, microalgae and marine plants to die. One year after the spill, contaminants from the oil spill were still present (Bargagli, 2005; Kennicutt et al, 1991). The sinking of the ship called for the formation of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (Maher, Steel and McIntosh, 2003). Regardless of the fact that there are protection agencies such as the IAATO, accidents, though preventable, still occur. Contaminants such as lubricant oils, and plastics are still hazardous to the ecosystem of Antarctica. Petroleum hydrocarbons are the most likely source of contamination in the Antarctic waters, and with the tourism numbers increasing, the likelihood of contamination increases. Most fuel spills reported are in the close proximity of scientific research stations, and Lamers (2006) explains that more tourist activity is happening at the science research station because of the existing infrastructure. Land-based tourism Land-based tourism is the second important form of tourism operation in Antarctica. With the construction of a 1.3 kilometre long paved runway at a Chilean research station on Kong George Island in 1980, indicated the ability for land-based and airborne tourism in the Antarctic (Higham and Lueck, 2008). The extreme environmental conditions of the Antarctic prevent permanent tourism facilities from being built (Bastmeijer, Lamers and Harcha, 2008). The trend of cruise ships that accommodate the tourists also has helped ease the demand to build permanent structures. Nevertheless, transformation of military or research station facilities are always an option for tourism development. From 1982 till 1992, Chile operated the ‘Hotel Estrella Polar,’ a converted military base with 80 beds, on King George Island (National Research Council, 1993). Chilean commercial operators, as well as the Chilean military operated flights to the hotel, solely for tourism activity. Military operations are forbidden on Antarctica on accordance to the Antarctic Treaty (Watts, 1992), this base had been constructed solely for scientific military research. Most tourism activity on land takes place on existing research station infrastructures. Adventure Network International (ANI) claims to be the first and the only company to offer flights into the Antarctic interior (Adventure Network International 2009). Kriwoken & Rootes (2000) confirm this claim by stating that this company the only tourism provider to operate a tented summer camp that accommodates 50 tourists. This company takes advantage of the large, flat open space near the camp to use as a runway for airplanes to bring tourists directly on to the campsite. Further research and the listing on ANI’s website states that it provides flights various sites across the entire continent of Antarctica, including one trip that takes tourists by air directly to the geographic south pole. ANI also provides numerous adventure activities that include safaris to many mountains, adventure skiing, a marathon in the ice, as well as pre-packaged 60 days long expeditions to the south pole, following the steps of some of the early explorers including the ill-fated Robert Falcon Scott, and first person to reach the south pole, Roald Amundsen (Maher, Steel and McIntosh, 2003). Human activity on land has had negative effects on the wildlife of Antarctica, with the introduction of foreign organism, including diseases, and pollution (de Villiers, 2008). Humans may act as a vector for transmission of diseases and the introduction of new viruses to the wildlife of Antarctica (Curry et al, 2002). The growth of the tourism activity in Antarctica is increasing the risk of a potential outbreak of a virus that may drastically affect the species on the continent (Gallagher, Kerry, Jones, & Shellam, No Date). Air-based tourism Literature regarding the future of tourism in Antarctica suggests that several airstrips and one hotel will be constructed in Antarctica by 2010, allowing tourists to make day trips to the continent. Cruises will lose the exclusivity and will slowly be replaced by air travel. Amelung and Lamers (2006) predict that by 2020, the landing strips have grown into hubs that will be used extensively for tourism purposes. Access to the continent will become easier than ever, thus further devastating the environment. Airborne tourism to the Antarctic is smaller in terms of the number of tourists, compared with cruise ship and land based tourism. Airborne tourism for Antarctica involves over-flights without landings, as well as flights that land on the continent (Bauer, 2001). Airborne tourism without landings began in 1956 with a Chilean airline flying over islands near the continent (Headland, 1994). Until 1977, no regular flights were made over Antarctica. Qantas and Air New Zealand began operations, and frequency of the flights grew steadily over the years (Bauer, 2001). These flights took passengers over Antarctica in an eleven-hour journey, of which 90 minutes consisted of the view of the continent bellow (Maher, Steel and McIntosh, 2003). This form of tourism ended dramatically on 28 November 1979, when an Air New Zealand flight crashed into Mt. Erebus killing all personnel on board (Associated Press, 2009). However, there is a lack of research on the impacts airplanes have on the environment of Antarctica. It is clear that airlines pollute, however, the effects of pollution to the ecosystem of Antarctica solely due to flights over Antarctica has yet to be researched. Some of the environmental degradation that may be caused by airplanes could relate to its effects on migratory birds and the effect of noise pollution on certain species (de Villiers, 2008). AGENCIES PROTECTING ANTARCTICA Even though Antarctica, the largest wilderness on earth, gets relatively a low percentage of tourists compared with other destinations, it still needs some form of protection and authority to guide any human activity on the continent or its surrounding waters. The Antarctic Treaty is a system of complex arrangements made to regulate relations of different states on the continent of Antarctica (Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty, 2008). This was first signed in Washington on December 1st, 1959 by the governments of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union of the time, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, 2007). The original parties to this treaty for twelve nations, where were conducting various activities on Antarctica (Cater and Lowman, 1994). Today, 47 governments, representing more than two thirds of the population of the world, have signed the treaty, including the two major developing economies with a massive potential tourism, India and China (Antarctic Connection, 2008). In 1990, the Antarctic Treaty System adopted the Protocol on Environmental Protection, also known as the Madrid Protocol (United Nations Environment Programme, 2008). The protocol involves governing all human activities on the continent, including limiting various tourism activities, which may affect the environment in a negative manner (Australian Antarctic Division, 2008). The treaty prohibits active killing of any animals, including fishing. It promotes the practice of proper waste management, ensuring that no import of foreign biological material, such as soil, seeds, and plants are released into Antarctic ecosystem. Over the years, the Antarctic Treaty System has adopted and implemented more than 300 new policies that protect the continent (British Antarctic Survey, 2007). With the growth of tourism, the Antarctic Treaty has also grown in size; there are now 21 sets of rules as opposed to just eleven, ten years ago (Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, 2008). Despite the progress made, regulation of tourism in Antarctica is relatively weak (Haase, Lamers and Amelung, 2009). Hemmings and Roura (2003) suggest that there may be a discrepancy between the reports and the reality. They assert that some of the activities conducted for tourism purposes do not match the protocol. The initial environmental evaluation that was conducted when the Madrid Protocol came into practice underestimated the growth of tourism. Bastmeijer & Roura (2004) explain that the decision- making process and the implementation of findings are perhaps too slow to keep up with the vibrant growth of tourism in Antarctica. Many of the regulations that have been implemented to govern the tourism activities are not legally binding, since no one country has rule over the continent. The rules are left to be interpreted by the governments of the tour operators (Kriwoken & Rootes, 2000). A strong governing body comprised of all the nations who have signed the Antarctic Treaty to implement a method of visitor management, or possibly even a kind of a visa system, needs to be implemented. The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators started in 1991, as a result of the sinking of the Argentinean vessel, the Bahai Paraiso. Seven tour operators founded the association to govern the traffic of tourism, stating that the governing body is dedicated to implementing and regulating environmentally responsible activities in travel to the Antarctic, while conducting all activities under the governing agreements of the Antarctic Treaty (IAATO, 2009). However, not all tour operators are in agreement with the IAATO (Haase, Lamers and Amelung, 2009). The IAATO overview of tourism in the 2002-2003 season states that approximately 2,799 tourists travelled to Antarctica on board vessels, or aircrafts that were not registered with the IAATO (IAATO, 2003). CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS The analysis of the negative impacts tourism has caused to the fragile environment of Antarctica has revealed a significant condition. Many academics and scientific institutions across the globe have reason to believe that irreparable damage has been done to the environment, and will continue to damage the ecosystem. In the period of exploration to the continent, scientists and explorers paid little attention to the potential environmental degradation as a direct result of the activities conducted. The primary concern was to explore the newly discovered continent and gather scientific data. A severe chain of events that caused devastation to the environment resulted the formation of the Antarctic Treaty System to govern the activities that took place in the Antarctic. Academic research from the early 1980 has helped the growing awareness of the harmful behaviour of tourists on the continent, consequential gave birth to a new era in managing nature based tourism for the Antarctic. The emergence of formal check and balances has relieved the stress on the environment dramatically, however, it is still yet to be perfected. A constant assessment needs to be carried out to analyze the current, and potential short-term and long-term harm done to the unique landscape of Antarctica, and forever preserve Earth’s last great wilderness. Tourists have outnumbered the personnel working at the scientific research station, and have been successively growing a dependence on the existing infrastructure of the stations for conducting tourism activities. Priority needs be given in order to protect the scientific integrity of the region. A balanced system of protecting the aesthetic qualities of that landscape and the conservation of the wildlife, along with a responsible operation of tourism is a must. The effects of ship-based tourism to the marine ecosystem need to be governed by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. Land-based tourism, along with airborne tourism, needs a specialized governing body for each form of tourism. There is an urgent need to set up one centralized governing body that controls every aspect of human activity on the continent, from scientific research to tourism. Even though the continent of Antarctica is not governed by one specific country, a formal visa system might help with the growing number of tourists arriving into the Antarctic. Extensive research needs to be conducted in the area of tourism management, and visitor management for the continent of Antarctica. There is still a limitation of information and data regarding the proper enforcement of the laws governing the continent. Much of the existing research conducted focuses on the impacts of tourism as well as other human activities on the various species that exist on the continent. Widespread research has also been conducted on finding detailed statistics of tourism, however, this paper aims to shed light upon the need for a study that researches the methods of enforcing control over all human activities. A formal study needs to be conducted on the proper enforcement of the governing bodies of Antarctica. The operation of tourism needs to be observed intensively in order to conduct proper research to find methods of implementing a central government for the continent of Antarctica. REFERENCES AdventureLive. 2009. Antarctica Cruises. Online Available http://www.adventure- life.com/cruises/antarctica-cruises#luxury-expedition-ship Accessed 5 December 2009. Adventure Network International. 2009. Our Programs. Online Available http://www.adventure-network.com/display.asp?navID=1&id=1 Accessed 10 December 2009. Amelung, B. and Lamers, M. 2006. Scenario Development for Antarctic Tourism: Exploring the Uncertainties. Polarforschung , 75 (3), 133-139. Anil, A. C. Clarke, C. Hayes, T. Hillard, R., Joshi, G. and Krishamurthy, V. 2004. Ballast Water Risk Assessment: Ports of Mumbai and Jawaharlal Nehru, India October 2003. London: GloBallast Monograph. Antarctic Connection. 2008. The Antarctic Treaty. Online Available http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/treaty/index.shtml [Accessed 2 December 2008]. Antarctic Connection. (2009). Wildlife of Antarctica. Online Available http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/wildlife/seals/index.shtml Accessed 6 December 2009. Antarctic Journal of the United States. 1995. The Antarctic Journal, past and future. Antarctic Journal , 30 (4), 3-4. Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting. 2008. A Decade of Antarctic Tourism: Status, change, and actions needed. (pp. 1-16). Washington D.C.: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition. Associated Press. 2009. New Zealanders mark 30-year-old air tragedy. Online Available http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hr8uA2edS0mnGPnO9Do0bBOkJ1F AD9C88R8O0 Accessed 27 November 2009. Australian Antarctic Division. 2008. Human Impacts in Antarctica. Online Available http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=3436 Accessed 5 December 2009. Bargagli, R. 2005. Antarctic Ecosystems: Environmental Contamination, Climate Change, and Human Impact. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. Bastmeijer, K. & Roura, R. 2004. Regulating Antarctic Tourism and the Precautionary Principle. The American Journal of International Law , 98, 763-781. Bastmeijer, K. Lamers, M. and Harcha, J. 2008. Permanent Land-based Facilities for Tourism in Antarctica: The Need for Regulation. Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, 17 (1), 84-99. Bauer, T. G. (2001). Tourism in the Antarctic: Opportunities, Constraints, and Future Prospects. Binghamton: Haworth Hospitality Press. Boyd, S. W., and Butler, R. W. 1996. Managing ecotourism: an opportunity spectrum approach. Tourism Management , 17 (8), 557-566. Briassoulis, H. 2002. Sustainable tourism and the question of the commons. Annals of Tourism Research , 29 (4), 1065-1085. British Antarctic Survey. 2007. The Antarctic Treaty Explained. Online Available http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_antarctica/geopolitical/treaty/explained.php Accessed 10 December 2009. British Antarctic Survey. 2009. Global Science in the Antarctic Context: British Antarctic Survey Strategy to 2012. Cambridge: British Antarctic Survey. British Antarctic Survey. 2009. Weather in Antarctica. Online Available http://www.bas.ac.uk/about_antarctica/geography/weather/index.php Accessed 25 November 2009 Busby, G. D. 1998. From Explorers to mass tourism. 19 (5), 478-488. Carvallo, M. L. 1994. Antarctic Tourism Must Be Managed, Not Eliminated. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy , 9 (1), 76-79. Cater, E. and Lowman, G. 1994. Ecotourism: A Sustainable Option? West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Limited. Cooper, C. Fletcher, J. Fyall, A., Gilbert, D. and Wanhill, S. 2005. Tourism Principles and Practice (3rd Edition ed.). Essex: Pearson Education Limited. Courtney, A. Fjelstad, E. and Wildman, S. A. 2004. Multijurisdictional Regulation of Cruise Ship Discharges. Natural Resources and Environment , 19, 50. Curry, C. H. et al. 2002. Could Tourist Boots Act as Vectors for Disease Transmission in Antarctica? Journal of Travel Medicine, 9 (4). Davos Declaration. 2007. Davos Declaration: Climate Change and Tourism Responding to Global Challenges. Second International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism (p. 2). Davos: United Nations World Tourism Organization. de Villiers, M. 2008. Review of recent research into the effects of human disturbance on wildlife in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic region. University of Cape Town, Department of Zoology, Rondebosh. Dingwall, P. R. (1997). Environmental management for Antarctic wilderness. International Journal of Wilderness, 3 (3), 7-11. Drake, L. A. Doblin, M. A. and Dobbs, F. C. 2007. Potential microbial bioinvasions via ships' ballast water, sediment, and biofilm. Marine Pollution Bulletin , 55 (9), 333-341. Eppley, Z. A. and Rubega, M. A. 1990. Indirect Effects of an Oil Spill: Reproductive Failure in a Population of South Polar Skuas Following the Bahia Paraiso Oil Spill in Antarctica. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 67, 1-6. Fridgen, J. D. 1996. Dimensions of Tourism. Lansing: Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Tourism Association. Gallagher, J. M. Kerry, K. Jones, H. I. and Shellam, G. R. (No Date). Investigations of Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic Infections in Antarctic Penguins. Report, Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston. Haase, D. Lamers, M. and Amelung, B. 2009. Heading into uncharted territory? Exploring the institutional robustness of self-regulation in the Antarctic tourism sector. Journal of Sustainable Tourism , 17 (4), 411-430. Headland, R. K. 1994. Historical development of Antarctic tourism. Annals of Tourism Research , 21 (2), 269-280. Hemmings, A. D. and Roura, R. 2003. A square peg in a round hole: fitting impact assessment under the Antarctic Environmental Protocol to Antarctic tourism. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal , 21 (1), 13-24. Higham, J. and Lueck, M. 2008. Marine Wildlife and Tourism Management. Oxfordshire: CAB International. IAATO. 2003. IAATO Overview of Antarctic Tourism 2002-2003 Season. Tourism Overview. IAATO. 2008. Scope of Antarctic Tourism - A Background Presentation. Online Available http://www.iaato.org/tourism_overview.html Accessed 5 November 2009. IAATO. 2009. About IAATO. Online Available http://www.iaato.org/about.html Accessed 10 December 2009. Johnson, D. 2002. Environmentally sustainable cruise tourism: a reality check. Marine Policy, 26 (4), 261-270. Journeys International. 2009. Journeys International. Online Available http://www.journeys.travel/destinations/polar/antarctica/ Accessed 7 December 2009. Kennicutt, M. C. et al. 1991. Grounding of the Bahia Paraiso at Arthur Harbor, Antarctica: Distribution and Fact of Oil Spill Related Hydrocarbons. Environmental Science and Technology, 25 (3), 509-518. Kinver, M. 2008. Microwaves 'cook ballast aliens'. Online Available http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7392072.stm Accessed 5 December 2009. Kriwoken, L. K. and Rootes, D. 2000. Tourism on ice: environmental impact assessment of Antarctic tourism. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 18 (2), 138-150. Lamers, M. 2006. The environmental impacts of tourism in Antarctica: increasing complexity and global challenges. University of Canterbury. Christchurch: University of Canterbury. Lamers, M. Haase, D. and Amelung, B. 2008. Facing the elements: analysing trends in Antarctic tourism. Tourism Review , 63 (1), 15-27. Laws, E. 1995. Tourist Destination Management: Issues, Analysis and Policies. London: Routledge. Lonely Planet Travel Guide. 2009. Antarctica Practical Information. Online Available http://www.lonelyplanet.com/antarctica/practical-information/money-costs Accessed 5 December 2009. Maher, P. T. Steel, G. and McIntosh, A. 2003. Examining the Experiences of Tourists in Antarctica. International Journal of Tourism Research, 5, 59-67. Mason, P. A. and Legg, S. J. 1999. Antarctic Tourism: Activities, Impacts, Management Issues, and a Proposed Research Agenda. Pacific Tourism Review , 3, 71-84. Mulvane, K. 2001. At the Ends of the Earth: a History of the Polar Regions. Washington DC: Island Press. National Research Council. 1993. Science and Stewardship in the Antarctic. Washington D.C.: National Academy of Sciences. National Science Foundation. 1997. Report of the U.S. Antarctic Program External Panel. National Science Foundation. Arlington: National Science Foundation. O'Grady, R. No Date. Cruise ships threaten disaster in Antarctic. Online Available http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/ Accessed 5 December 2009. Schulkin, A. 2002. Safe harbors: Crafting an international solution to cruise ship pollution. Georgetown International Environmental Law Review , 15, 106-131. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. 2007. The Antarctic Treaty. Online Available http://www.scar.org/treaty/at_text.html Accessed 2 December 2009. Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty. 2008. Antarctic Treaty System. Online Available http://www.ats.aq/e/ats.htm Accessed on 14 November 2009. Splettstoesser, J. 1999. IAATO's Stewardship of the Antarctic Environment: a History of Tour Operator's Concern for a Vulnerable Part of the World. International Journal of Tourism Research, 2 (1), 47-55. Stonehouse, B. 2001. Foreword. In T. G. Bauer, Antarctic: Opportunities, Constraints, and Future Prospects (pp. ix-x). Binghamton: Haworth Hospitality Press. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (2009). Antarctica Visitors. Online Available http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/your-trip/antarctica -visitors/ Accessed 15 October 2009. The International Ecotourism Society. 2009. What is Ecotourism. Online Available http://www.ecotourism.org/site/c.orLQKXPCLmF/b.4835303/k.BEB9/What_is_Ecotourism_T he _International_Ecotourism_Society.htm Accessed 1 November 2009. The World Factbook. (2009). World Factbook: Antarctica. Online Available https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ay.html Accessed 15 September 2009. United Nations Environment Programme. (2008). Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty on Environmental Protection. Online Available http://www.unep.ch/regionalseas/legal/ antarc.htm Accessed 10 December 2009. Watts, S. A. 1992. International Law and the Antarctic Treaty System. Cambridge: Grotius Publications. Wild, C. 2009. Developing Ecotourism Destination - Looking Back and Gazing into the Future. Online Available: http://www.yourtravelchoice.org/2009 /08/developing-ecotourism- destinations/ Accessed 1 November 2009. Williams, R. 2007. Tourism threat to Earth's last great wilderness. Online Available http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/apr/30/travels environmentalimpact.frontpagenews Accessed 5 December 2009. WWF. 2005. Antarctica and the Southern Ocean under attack. Online Available http://www.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/?51460/Antarctica-and-the-Southern -Ocean-under-attack Accessed 27 September 2009.
Pages to are hidden for
"Rohan final"Please download to view full document