Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 13, 2018

Chile Protects Large Ocean Habitat

NPR reports

Chile has created a new law protecting the waters along its 6,400km (4,000 mile) coastline.

The outgoing president, Michele Bachelet, signed the decree, which creates nine marine reserves.

This year Chile also signed into law a vast network of nature parks.

The new legislation will increase the area of sea under Chilean state protection from 4.3% to 42.4 %, and protect marine life in around 1.4 million square kilometres of sea.

Read full story at Chile creates law to protect its ocean habitat – BBC News

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