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The world is now on track to preserve 1/10 of oceans by 2020. What are doing for #worldoceansday today?

Costa Rica, 8 June 2017 - On World Oceans Day, Costa Rica announces a new marine protected area on the country’s Pacific coast, contributing to the global goal of protecting at least 10 per cent of marine zones before the year 2020. The new protected marine area at Cabo Blanco, with an extension of more than 800 square kilometers in the Nicoya Gulf, expands from 12.7 per cent to 15.7 per cent the share of the country’s seas under conservation. The marine area is home to 37 high-value marine species, three turtle-hatching sites, and three areas of importance for dolphins, whales and other aquatic mammals. “As a nation between two shores, the Caribbean and the Pacific, Costa Rica is conscious of the immeasurable benefits that these bring to life on Earth. With this in mind, we are striving to become a plastic-free zone and to expand marine protected areas, along with models ...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/costa-rica-expands-protect...

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