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Both of the Polar regions are indicators of global climate change, are extremely sensitive and have the potential to effect substantial global changes. Unlike the Arctic, Antarctica is a solid continent, surrounded by the Southern Ocean, which plays a major role in global currents and water circulation in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans. Started in May 2007 with a seminar held in Arendal, Norway, Linking Tourism & Conservation (LT&C) aims to highlight Worldwide examples of the best practices in tourism which support the development and management of protected areas, for example the Antarctic, where a great number of plants and animals live under specific environmental conditions which are increasingly threatened by global warming and sea ice melt.
Antarctic Peninsula
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes Weddellii), Antarctic Peninsula
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes Weddellii), Antarctic Peninsula
Leopard Seal (Hydrurga Leptonyx) and Antarctic Skua (Catharacta maccormicki), Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis Papua), Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Peninsula
Sea ice and shelf ice, Antarctic Peninsula
Young Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina), Antarctic Peninsular
Adelie Penguin, Antarctic Peninsula
Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes Giganteus), Antarctic Peninsula
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina), Antarctic Peninsula
Shelf-ice piece, Antarctic Peninsula
Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes Chrysocome Moselii), Antarctic Peninsula
Old whale bone providing fertile conditions for vascular plants, Antarctic Peninsula
Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax Atriceps), Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo Penguins, Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo Penguins  (Pygoscelis Papua), Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo Penguin colony at Chilean research station, Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo Penguin  (Pygoscelis Papua), Antarctic Peninsula
Deschampsia antarctica, one of only 2 flowering plants found in Antarctic Peninsula
Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis Antarcticus), Antarctic Peninsula
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