Antarctica is unique, and one of the most perfectly preserved regions on the planet
IAATO is a member organization founded in 1991 to advocate and promote the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic.
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Part of the wonder of Antarctica is its unpredictability. While it may be the most untouched, it’s also the most hostile place on Earth. Here are some things to think about before heading South: https://t.co/aXk6FKj3ZN
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02:02 - 20 of October 2021
IAATO Operators are reducing single-use plastic in their operations. You can support these efforts & help leave no lasting signs of your visit by reducing the disposable items you bring, use & dispose of: Download our #ReducingWaste Guidelines: https://t.co/FXggYnrKNO
02:01 - 10 of October 2021
There are questions still to be answered regarding potential impact of #drones on the Antarctic environment & visitor experience, so our members decided to not allow recreational use in wildlife-rich coastal areas of #Antarctica until more is understood about responsible use.
02:01 - 09 of October 2021
While on expedition, be careful when walking in areas that contain organic matter as this can be easily transported to other areas. Learn more about protecting #Antarctica by downloading our Don’t Pack a Pest leaflet today. https://t.co/h6thDvmdQO #biosecurity
02:03 - 08 of October 2021
Penguins & seals are fascinating to watch, but IAATO supported visitors to Antarctica are not permitted to approach wildlife on shore at a distance of less than 5 metres, inc. camera lenses. Here’s what you should know before heading South: https://t.co/aXk6FKAERl
02:02 - 07 of October 2021
When travelling to #Antarctica, there are steps you can take to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced. Download our #ReducingWaste Guidelines: https://t.co/FXggYnJlFm
02:02 - 06 of October 2021
Since it’s inception in ’91, IAATO has taken a proactive role in managing pressure on the #Antarctic environment, working within the #AntarcticTreaty framework to help visitors have an enriching experience, whilst having no more than a transitory impact.
02:02 - 05 of October 2021
The #EnvironmentProtocol, which celebrates its 30th birthday today, sets forth basic principles applicable to human activities in Antarctica and prohibits all activities relating to Antarctic mineral resources, except for scientific research.
02:02 - 04 of October 2021
The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty was signed 30 years ago today! The #EnvironmentProtocol was signed in Madrid & came into force in 1998, designating #Antarctica a “natural reserve, devoted to peace and science.” More: https://t.co/Tu1bTbUfne
01:02 - 04 of October 2021
Our Association, which has more than 100 members worldwide, has been working diligently over the last 16 months to deliver keystone recommendations re COVID-19 protocols when #Antarctic operations resume in late 2021. #responsibletourism #weareiaato
02:05 - 27 of September 2021
Day in The Life of an Expedition Leader posters are now available to download FREE from our website. Learn about the complex decision making which goes into leading safe and environmentally responsible travel South 🇦🇶 https://t.co/Xq3aI8ProU
05:16 - 24 of September 2021
“…while being a polar guide is a dream come true, it comes with tremendous responsibility.” – Assistant Expedition Leader Mariela Cornejo shares her journey to working in #Antarctica & the responsibility that comes with it in her #polarguideweek blog: https://t.co/auLluWIk0Q
01:14 - 23 of September 2021