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Guidance for Visitors to Antarctica

Guidance for Visitors to Antarctica

Wildlife

On the occasions that we are in areas where there is a possibility of wildlife sightings, the ship's officers and staff are constantly on the lookout. However, please don't hesitate to report a sighting to the bridge or staff. If we are fortunate enough to spot wildlife, we will announce it from the bridge, regardless of the hour. If you wish to go back to sleep please do so!

Respect Wildlife

Do not feed, touch, or handle birds or seals, or approach or photograph them in ways that cause them to alter their behaviour. Special care is needed when animals are breeding or moulting. Keep a minimum distance of 5 metres (15 feet) from all wildlife.

Respect Vegetation

Do not damage plants, by walking or landing on extensive moss beds or lichen-covered scree slopes. They are fragile and take generations to grow.

Respect the Environment

Do not collect or take away biological or geological specimens or artefacts as souvenirs, and do not litter or dispose of rubbish on land.

Take Photos with Care

Keep low, as you will appear less threatening to animals and it will also yield better photographs. Do not try to make an animal react for a photograph. If an animal’s behaviour changes you are too close.

Stay Safe

Take note of, and act on, the advice and instructions from your leaders, and do not stray from your group.

Conservation

Please keep in mind that many of the places you are visiting on the voyages are unique. We, at Natural World Safaris, are very proud of our outstanding reputation for conservation and respect for all the ecosystems we visit. Please assist us in maintaining this reputation. Our lecturers and staff will accompany you on shore excursions and provide you with guidance and specific information for the region. We kindly ask you to bring back any kind of rubbish to the ship where it will be correctly disposed of.

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