30 Sep '16, 2pm

#OceanOptimism

#OceanOptimism

An area that includes the islands of San Félix and San Ambrosio — also known as the Desventuradas — is now officially protected. On August 24, the Chilean government announced the creation of the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park, located 911 kilometers west of the Chilean city of Caldera. Encompassing 300,035 square kilometers (115,844 square miles), it is now the largest protected marine area in the Americas. “The protection of San Félix and San Ambrosio Islands, better known as the Desventuradas, is an unprecedented achievement for marine conservation in Chile, they not only have become the largest marine park the Americas, but our country will secure 12 percent of its sea surface,” Liesbeth van der Meer, Executive Director of Oceana Chile — a branch of the largest international ocean conservation and advocacy organization Oceana — told Mongabay Latam. Nazca Desventuradas...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2016/09/chile-creates-largest-m...

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