Management of Cold Environments Flashcards

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Why are cold environments important for global temperature regulation?

Cold environments are mostly undisturbed wilderness areas that help regulate global temperatures by maintaining ecosystems and supporting scientific research.

What is sustainable management in cold environments?

Sustainable management ensures that human activity does not damage the ecosystem, allows for quick recovery, and benefits local communities.

What are some basic sustainable management strategies for cold environments?

Strategies include using geothermal power, promoting ecotourism, increasing conservation areas, respecting indigenous cultures, educating on environmental care, and minimising pollution.

What was the purpose of the 1961 Antarctic Treaty and the 1998 Protocol on Environmental Protection?

The treaty restricts commercial exploitation, designates Antarctica for peaceful and scientific purposes, and requires impact assessments for new activities while limiting tourism.

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