I have been worrying about the rising tourism in Antarctica because we have seen several examples of cruise ship accidents. Now there is some good news for the environment in Antarctica.

An US proposal has been adopted by countries with ties to Antarctica. This proposal is for limiting tourism on the continent and thus protecting the nature.

The tourism has risen dramatically the last few years with over 45,000 tourists last season compared to 6,700 in 1992-93.

It will be interesting to see if this measure is enough to protect the fragile nature in Antarctica or we need more strict rules.