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The flow of tourists to Antarctica in season 2019-2020 will increase dramatically and will amount to 80 thousand people — twice more than last season. About it RIA Novosti said the representative of Russia in the Coalition for the conservation of southern ocean and Antarctic Elena Zharkova.
On the continent are coming as organized groups, and “wild” tourists in a rented or bought courts. According to her, this influx of people “virtually untouched nature will not survive,” travelers scare animals and interfering in their lives.
“Last year scared the seal of fright he ran to the edge, fell and crashed. The penguins also disturb tourists who want to make good shots. In addition, the tourists crushed birds ‘eggs”, — said Zharov, adding that it is necessary to develop common rules of residence and behavior at the South pole.
At the end of March, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to organize in 2019-2020 Russian world expedition to Antarctica. It will involve training sailing vessel “Pallada”, “Sedov” and “Kruzenshtern”.
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