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 The construction and operation of over fifty Antarctic stations has made an impact on the environment. 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.