According to the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, the Antarctic Region is defined as follows; Article VI The provisions of the present Treaty shall apply to the area south of 60 deg South Latitude, including all ice shelves, but nothing in the present Treaty shall prejudice or in any way affect the rights, or the exercise of the rights, of any State under international law with regard to the high seas within that area. This category contains links to the Antarctic countries and islands as defined above and to the web sites contained there-in.
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The Antarctic Circle
Compilation of Antarctic related articles. Includes information concerning the birthplaces and final resting places of Antarctic personalities as well as monuments and dedications.
Antarctic Protected Areas
Provides access to information on areas given formal status of special protection. Includes protected areas, management plans, descriptions, location maps, site maps, photographs, and international agreements.
Antarctica: The World's Last Great Wilderness
Interactive teaching and learning resources on Antarctica developed by RGS-IBG in partnership with BAS and supported by the British Foreign Office.
Australian Antarctic Division
Agency responsible for the country's Antarctic research, as well as administering the Australian Antarctic Territory and the subantarctic Territory of Heard and McDonald Islands. Includes news, research data, and educational materials.
Learn about Antarctic topics such as weather, penguins, history, photography, jobs, and tourism from someone who has worked and lived there. Includes diaries and FAQs.
Islands of the Antarctic
A list of the dozens of islands in the Antarctic region. Includes brief features and facts on the larger islands.
The Peri-Antarctic Islands
Lists and describes these islands.
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