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"25th Anniversary of the IAATO"
Issue date: 4th May 2016

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) which was founded in 1991.

M/V Lindblad Explorer off King Edward Point stamp 2016
55p
M/V Lindblad Explorer off King Edward Point (Cumberland Bay, South Georgia). It was the first vessel specifically built for taking fee paying passengers to the Antarctic in 1969 and was the first cruise ship to visit South Georgia.

On 23th November 2007 the ship sank off King George Island.

70p
Wildlife protection is an essential aspect of any visit to South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands and zodiac cruising, in accordance with IAATO guidelines, is a good means of observing wildlife, especially dense coastal penguin colonies, without causing any disturbance or harm to adult birds and chicks.

80p
Having completed a special assessment process, permission is granted annually to a handful of overland expeditions. A significant number of these involve IAATO guides leading specialist groups of clients. The overland traverse of the island, following the route taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1916, remains the most popular.

£1
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands receives in the region of 15 visits by IAATO yachts annually. As well as carrying tourists, some support expedition groups such as mountaineers or film production teams.




text: Pobjoy Mint Stamp Division

 

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