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Environmental Protection of Antarctica

Why Protect Antarctica?
The importance of protecting the continent

Waste Pollution and Clean Up
Waste disposal, oil spill prevention, clean up of sites

Wildlife and Plants
Removal of sledge dogs, preventing introduction of non-native species

Special Areas and Historic Sites
Protected areas, including Charcot Island and Deception Island; Conservation of historic British bases, including Wordie House, Stonington Island, Horseshoe Island and Blaiklock, and Reclus Hut

BAS Policy and Management
Environmental policy and monitoring, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)

Energy Use and Carbon Emissions
Carbon reduction, monitoring and reporting, renewable and alternative energy, technology and research