Huge ma­rine park cre­ated

The Week - Junior - - Around The World -

One of the big­gest ma­rine pro­tec­tion areas has been cre­ated off the coast of Easter Is­land, in the Pa­cific Ocean. Mea­sur­ing 285,715 square miles – more than three times the size of the UK – the Rapa Nui ma­rine park will pro­tect around 142 ma­rine species, in­clud­ing al­most 30 species that are close to ex­tinc­tion. Industrial fish­ing will be banned within the park.

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