New research from the University of Tasmania, has been able to attach an economic value to Antarctica and its surroundings.Antarctica and its nearby Southern Oceans are estimated at $276bn.
The research justifies the value because of its ecosystem and contributions to the planet, and researchers believe this could bring better protections to the continent.


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First aired on The Wire, Thursday 21st March 2024