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  • Antarctica
    • ecological features
      • average temp of -49C
      • low precipitation with snow falling mainly near the cost
      • has the earths largest desert
    • importance
      • research-most isolated place on earth so human impact is low
      • resources-exploitation of the mineral resources is illegal, but it is also known that there are reserves of gold and silver
      • control of natural cycles-70% of earths fresh water presents as ice on Antarctic. This long-term storage of water has kept global sea levels low
    • threats
      • global climate change
      • ozone depletion
      • tourism
    • conservation efforts
      • The Antarticia exploitation 1959-protects Antarctica
      • control of tourism-having no holiday accommodation on land so wastes are kept on the tourist cruise ships


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