Cold environments are an important ecosystem with distinct characteristics and adaptations. They provide opportunities for development, but are put at risk by the exploitation of resources.
Where are cold environments located?
What is the climate of cold environments?
Cold and little rainfall
Cold and windy
Cold, windy and little rainfall
How deep does the permafrost extend?
What is the soil in the tundra high in?
Frozen organic material
What type of plant is most commonly found in polar regions?
Why does cotton grass have small seeds?
So they can easily be dispersed in the wind
To allow birds to eat them
To provide food to small animals
What activities provide development opportunities?
Tourism and fishing
Mineral extraction and energy
Tourism, fishing, mineral extraction and energy
How many tourists visited Antarctica in 2014?
What is the Antarctica Treaty an example of?
A local agreement
An international agreement
A group of countries
How many countries support the Antarctica Treaty?