Environmental managementHome About Antarctica Environmental management 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.