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The most visited part of Antarctica is the Antarctic Peninsular, opposite South America. The Antarctic Treaty provides guidelines, which have to be followed by tourists and expedition organizers. Tourist operators with small and medium size vessels active in Antarctica are usually members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), which has given itself more detailed guidelines, e.g. for watching and approaching wildlife. The number of tourists visiting Antarctica increased steadily since the 1950s and reached 46,000 in 2007/08, dropping slightly in recent years. The very exclusive opportunities of being close to wildlife and experiencing breathtaking landscapes lead to a high potential that Antarctic visitors get encouraged to support nature conservation, a potential the project "Linking Tourism & Conservation" intents to use and increase.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/tourism
Mountains at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Cruiseship "Marco Polo", Antarctic Peninsular
Cruising and bathing in the Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Private Yacht at UK station Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Gonzales Videla station with gentoo penguins, Antarctic Peninsular
Gonzales Videla station with gentoo penguins, Antarctic Peninsular
Christmas tree at Gonzales Videla station, Antarctic Peninsular
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) observed by tourist, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Mountains and glaciers at Arctowski Peninsular, Orne Habor, Gerlache Strait, Antarctic peninsular
Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) Colony, Antarctic Peninsular
Landscape of the Tierra del Fuego in the suurouding of Ushuaia, Aregentina
Magellan's beech (Nothofagus betuloides), Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Argentina
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