If there still is such a thing as a virgin, preserved and wild territory
on the planet today, it has to be Antarctica. Protected by a treaty signed
in 1959 – read
about it here.
The continent has often been seen as a potential solution to the problem
of gradually diminishing reserves of oil – which lead to some more
or less disguised attacks on the treaty, in order to try and amend it
to allow the exploitation of some of its natural resources, which include…