Environmental managementHome About Antarctica Environmental management Further pages Human impacts in Antarctica Learn about how Antarctica's environment and wildlife have been impacted by people. State of the Environment Every five years, a report is tabled on the state of the Australian environment, including the Australian Antarctic Territory. Environment policy & management Australia is strongly committed to the comprehensive protection of the Antarctic environment. Environmental Impact Assessment approvals Learn about national and state legislative requirements for Australians in Antarctica. Pollution & waste Antarctica is one of the cleanest places on Earth. By minimising our impacts and remediating contaminated sites, we can help… Plants & animals Learn how environmental management protocols protect plants and animals in Antarctica. Protecting & managing special areas Learn about how Antarctica's specially protected areas are managed. This content was last updated 7 years ago on 2 December 2013.