You will require this permit if you intend to interact with the Antarctic physical environment. The permit system regulates certain activities such as:
- killing or taking of specimens of plant, rocks, or animals
- interference or disturbance of birds
- entry into protected areas or damage to the area
- introduction of non-indigenous species.
Specific examples of relevant activities include, but are not limited to:
- the removal of rocks, fossils, or meteorites
- activities involving or impacting upon wildlife such as the sampling of or interference with seals or birds including dead specimens, fur, feathers, bones, shells, etc
- the disturbance of wildlife, while on foot, or with an aircraft, vehicle or vessel in the Antarctic
- sampling or interference with plants or invertebrates from terrestrial or lake environments in the Antarctic
- entry into, and activities within, Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPA), historic sites or activities involving a historic site or monument
- the introduction of non-indigenous species (such as animals, plants, viruses, bacteria, yeasts or fungi) into the Antarctic.