You don’t have to go to Antarctica to see wild penguins

By Sarah Zielinski, 10:11 AM July 16, 2014

Antarctica’s remoteness, majesty and unique wildlife have made the frozen continent an attractive — if expensive — location for tourism. (For me, though, it’s far too cold.) Since the 1950s, when small-scale tourism to this southern land began, the number of visitors has grown to more than 40,000 per year. That doesn’t sound like much — New York City gets 55 million visitors annually — but it’s enough to have a negative impact, scientists have said.

“Rapidly growing human activity is accelerat...

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