Marine Protected Areas increase tenfold

Chagos islands, Indian ocean, largest MPA to date

Chagos islands, Indian ocean, largest MPA to dateHere are good news for marine conservation.To the BBC : ” A report to a UN meeting on biodiversity in Hyderabad reports that more than 8.3 million sq km – 2.3% of the global ocean area – is now protected.”

” The percentage is small but the rapid growth in recent times leads to hope that the world will hit its target of 10% protected by 2020. This would have looked most unlikely prospect just a few years ago.”

Ten percent doesn’t seem much, but it is a good start. Let’s hope Marine Protected Areas (MPA) will keep growing until 2020 and decades afterwards.

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