Peter Carey is a zoologist who has worked in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean since 1983. In addition to doing research with the national Antarctic programs of New Zealand and Australia, he has spent several decades as a program developer, expedition leader, and educator in polar tourism. Carey is the Director of the SubAntarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research, a non-profit organisation that works to promote native biodiversity by ecologically restoring islands in the subantarctic Falklands archipelago. This work includes invasive species control and revegetation efforts. In addition, he works as Director of Explorations for Holland America Line, developing on-board education and excursion programs for voyages in the Polar Regions as well as lower latitudes. Peter is co-author of the Antarctica Cruising Guide (Awa Press).

Project Summary

Antarctica has never been more popular, the increasing number of visitors pose challenges for conservation and management under the Antarctic Treaty system and within the tourism industry.

Major Publications

Carey, P.W. 2019. Simultaneous eradication of rats, mice, and rabbits from Bense and Little Bense Islands, Falkland Islands. In: C.R. Veitch, M.N. Clout, A. Martin, J. Russell and C. West (eds.) Island Invasives: Scaling up to meet the challenge, pp. 108-113. Gland: IUCN
Carey, P.W. & Franklin, C.E. 2018. Antarctica Cruising Guide, including South Georgia, Falkland Islands, & Ross Sea, Awa Press, 300 pp. Fourth Edition.
Carey, P.W. 2015. Remote ocean outposts, the fauna of subantarctic islands, pp.157-174 in: Liggett, Storey, Cook, and Meduna (eds), Exploring the Last Continent, Springer-Verlag Press.