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7 Unique Facts about the Australian Antarctic Territory

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In this video you can find seven little known facts about the Australian Antarctic Territory. Keep watching and subscribe, as more Australian territories will follow! You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe US States & Territories https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT2EjuHJUt4-YZ59SZNc8ch 206 Countries in One Series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR54b-LlPPw6YcUFiBEEP6G Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ More information about the video content bellow: 1. The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) is a part of Antarctica administered by the Australian Antarctic Division, an agency of the federal Department of the Environment and Energy. The territory's history dates to a claim on Enderby Land made by the United Kingdom in 1841, which was subsequently expanded and eventually transferred to Australia in 1933. It is the largest territory of Antarctica claimed by any nation by area. Only four other countries; New Zealand, United Kingdom, France and Norway recognise Australia's claim to sovereignty in Antarctica. 2. AAT consists of all the islands and territory south of 60°S and between 45°E and 160°E, except for Adélie Land (136°E to 142°E), which divides the territory into Western AAT (the larger portion) and Eastern AAT. It is bounded by Queen Maud Land in the West and by Ross Dependency in the East. The area is estimated at 5,896,500 km2. 3. Whaling in Australian Antarctic territorial waters is controversial and has received international attention. Anti-whaling protest groups, in particular Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, have been active within the Australian Antarctic territorial waters. Sea Shepherd small boat crews have had multiple encounters with Japanese ships that claim to be on research expeditions while opponents argue this is only a "cover" for banned commercial whaling. The Australian Whale Sanctuary, in Australian Antarctic territory, is not recognised by the government of Japan. Anti-whaling legislation passed by the Australian Government applies to Australian territorial waters. However, Australia's claims of sovereignty over the Australian Antarctic Territory—and thus sovereignty over Australian Antarctic territorial waters—are recognised by only the United Kingdom, New Zealand, France and Norway. 4. During the early 1980s there was a brief debate in Australia on whether or not to allow mining on the mineral-rich continent. Several mining proposals have been discussed and have all been rejected. On the 9 August 2011, influential Australian think-tank, the Lowy Institute, published a report warning Canberra against complacency when it comes to its claim. The global treaty banning resource exploitation becomes reviewable in 2041, and some states may then decide to withdraw from it considering the continent's mineral deposits. 5. The Davis Station, commonly called Davis, is one of three permanent bases and research outposts in Antarctica managed by the Australian Antarctic Division. It serves as the capital of the AAT. 6. Several station operate in this territory and not just from Australia. 5 other countries have research stations in AAT. 7. The Australian Government views Antarctic tourism as a legitimate activity, provided it is conducted safely in an environmentally responsible manner. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Antarctic_Territory http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/tourism/frequently-asked-questions Music: Andreas - Departure https://facebook.com/andreasmusicno https://twitter.com/andreasmusicno https://soundcloud.com/andreas_music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIfpJV9BVtRxEDOlP8nM15w https://www.instagram.com/andreas_music_/ Images: By TUBS - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16875472 By Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, CC BY-SA 3.0 au, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18881157 By Loranchet - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9545222 By Graham Denyer - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1000508 https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AQtiaGRkigA/maxresdefault.jpg By Liam Quinn from Canada - M/S Expedition passengers take in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctica, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24444507 Intro Creator: Pushed to Insanity http://pushedtoinsanity.com/portfolio-item/free-2d-outro-template-11/
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