Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Christian gospel group caught sowing seeds in Antarctica

Source: The Age

Tourists have been caught sowing barley in Antarctica, in a biosecurity breach that has drawn attention to calls for tighter controls on polar tourism.

Two members of a gospel group travelling with a Canadian tour company were seen dispersing barley seeds as they hiked on Deception Island in the Antarctic Peninsula, where rising temperatures are leading to increased plant growth on previously barren ground.

The incident was reported by the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators to the annual Antarctic Treaty meeting in Hobart yesterday.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/biosecurity-fears-after-antarctic-tourists-sow-barley-20120611-20606.html#ixzz24hl8BRax