31 Mar '18, 1am

Brazil creates four massive marine protected areas

Two of the MPAs will cover waters around the archipelago of Trindade, Martin Vaz and Mount Columbia, located more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) east of the Brazilian mainland. One MPA, encompassing 402,377 square kilometers (155,359 square miles), will allow some sustainable use of fishing resources. The protected area management plan, which will define what activities will be restricted and regulated, is currently being developed by the Ministry of Environment, said Jenny Parker McCloskey, vice president of media at Conservation International (CI). The other MPA, covering 69,155 square kilometers (26,701 square miles) of the sea, will prohibit all human activity.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/03/brazil-creates-four-mas...

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