• Antarctica's tourism boom can stress out penguins

    2 monthes ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Though freezing temperatures and gale force winds make Antarctica one of the planet's harshest environments, an increasing number of people are visiting the continent each year - a trend that could negatively impact some penguin species and their habitats.
    A recent study published by NC State researchers in the journal Antarctic Science found that common tourism activities and behaviors could be disturbing chinstrap and gentoo penguins on one of the continent's most-visited islands.
    Yu-Fai Leung, co-author a professor of parks, recreation and tourism management at the College of Natural...
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