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Tas

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#11 12 years ago

Eco tourism should be allowed, just not mass tourism. Making it a no-go zone period is a little.. extreme. I want to go there some day. :)




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#12 12 years ago
NemmerleMaking the entire planet a no-go area for humans isn't really practical. This is a model for making areas the near-exclusive reserve of scientists, nothing more.

You're right, it isn't practical but niether is letting humans set foot on the continent and simply destroy and destruct the magnificant wildelife and landscape currently situated there. If humans knew how to treat Antartica correctly, then there wouldn't be any need to make the continent a no-go area but sadly, it's quite obvious todays society dont know how. Access to Antarctica should be restricted to those with a serious scientific purpose - the ones who do know how to treat the place correctly and the ones who know the effects one may do to the continent. The influx of people will greatly increase the problems of waste management and their activities are having a negative impact on the coastal environment and its wildlife. The more vessels visiting the continent, the greater the chance of catastrophic oil spills or for rogue operators to neglect proper waste management which are actually both already problems that have occured.

Basically, tourism will create a precedent for economic exploitation that may make it harder to defend the unique status of the continent in the future.




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#13 12 years ago
Dr.RiotYou're right, it isn't practical but niether is letting humans set foot on the continent and simply destroy and destruct the magnificant wildelife and landscape currently situated there.

Yeah it's beautiful, but none of us are likely to go and see it so it's pointless to keep it that way at the cost of things that might actually be of use to us. Maybe we could find a happy middle ground as we've done in some other countries where the natural eco-system is seen as an asset to be exploited in its current form for tourists or something like that but if it's just going to be locked away then there's no point in keeping it all pretty, we're not going to see it.




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#14 12 years ago

I'll be going to that place sometime, besides if you already didn't know it, Antarctic tourism exists to a certain extent during summertime.




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#15 12 years ago

I agree with raptor, better have limited eco tourism the large scale tourism.




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#16 12 years ago
NemmerleWhat's the point in keeping a continent intact if no-one's going to see it?

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#17 12 years ago

No one lives there. Plop up a few hundred oil drills and start making the US some more black cash.




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#18 12 years ago

I think that it should be preserved by some restrictions on tourisim, like tourists can visit only one small area while the rest of the continent can be handed over to scientists.

One day I would like to go to Antaricta and transverse the entire width/length of it (though it will be on somthing other than a tour bus) so I do not belive that all tourism should be halted.




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#19 12 years ago

You can already do that, eco-tourism is allowed and you get to sleep together with scientists att certain bases, from what I know.




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#20 12 years ago

I suppose eco-tourism is okay but like i mentioned before, going to Antartica because its the next extreme sports outlet is hardly apropriate of conserving the continent. Comments like 'Logyka' made just show's the negative attitude to what could be a unique place in the future - (he/she's banned title fails to suprise me.)

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