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The Foreign Office has published new Polar Regions pages on the website to complement the BBC series Frozen Planet.
The pages are designed to tell you more about the UK’s many and varied interests and activities in the polar regions: from cooperating in international science in the Arctic, to governing the British Antarctic Territory, the UK’s largest Overseas Territory.
A stunning and varied part of the world, some of which is changing rapidly.
Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham said:
“The UK is rightly proud of its long and rich history of polar exploration and scientific discovery. Today the UK continues to make a positive contribution in the polar regions, for example through our world-class polar science programme. I hope you enjoy learning more about our work in these unique and important regions.”