There is no data available for the level of uncontrolled visits and their impact on heritage sites.
More heritage/archaeological surveys are required for a more complete understanding of the impact of uncontrolled visits on heritage sites and collections.
Australian Antarctic Territory — Cultural heritage aspects - Pressures and risks on heritage sites and collections
Uncontrolled or illegal visits are a potential problem for the more remote sites at Mawson’s Huts and Heard Island. Though permits are required to visit these sites, it is possible that unmonitored landings could occur. As per tourism generally, visitors can damage sites by inadvertent trampling of artefacts, especially in extreme weather. Increasing numbers of visitors entering buildings put pressure on the structures and may inadvertently damage portable elements. This indicator examines the level of and impact of uncontrolled visits on heritage sites.
Other indicators for this issue:
- AATH-09 Surveys of impacts of isolation on heritage sites
- AATH-10 Surveys of impacts of tourism on heritage sites
- AATH-12 Survey of impacts of weather on heritage sites
- AATH-14 Survey of impacts of hazardous material on heritage sites
- AATH-15 Survey of impacts of flora and fauna on heritage sites
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