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Tourism on ice: environmental impact assessment of Antarctic tourism


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Rootes, D and Kriwoken, L 2000 , 'Tourism on ice: environmental impact assessment of Antarctic tourism' , Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, vol. 18, no. 2 , pp. 138-150 , doi: 10.3152/147154600781767538.

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The evolving institutional arrangements for the
environmental impact assessment (EIA) of Antarctic
tourism are evaluated and suggestions
made on its future. The EIA provisions of the
1991 Madrid Protocol are legally required by
companies, registered in Treaty signatory states,
in planning and managing all tourist activities.
An assessment of the three tiers of EIA established
under the Protocol is presented. Potential
solutions for assessing impacts of Antarctic
tourism include adoption of strategic environmental
assessment, regional assessments and
environmental auditing. International best
practice methods should be adopted in the initial
environmental evaluation along with greater
consistency of EIA application through indicative
lists and guidelines, a dedicated database of
Antarctic EIAs and increased cooperation in
the EIA process between the tourism industry
and Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties that
support Antarctic logistics and science.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Rootes, D and Kriwoken, L
Keywords: tourism; environmental impact assessment; EIA; Antarctica
Journal or Publication Title: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
ISSN: 1461-5517
DOI / ID Number: 10.3152/147154600781767538
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