June 24, 2021 | News of Chile in the World

Protecting the ocean is an urgent goal for 2030. Latin America es already setting the standard

Protecting the ocean is an urgent goal for 2030. Latin America es already setting the standard | Marca Chile

The good news for those of us working in marine conservation is that more and more countries are leading change and making a serious commitment to protect their land and ocean. That includes several Latin American nations led by Chile, Panamá and Costa Rica.

Chile, for example, already has more than 43% of its waters under MPA (marine protected areas) status, but decided to go even further. In early June, the government proposed the creation of an MPA offshore, in the Salas y Gómez and Nazca mountains ranges, two underwater mountain ranges that stretch 2,900 km across the Pacific and are home to some of the greatest biodiversity in the ocean.

Author: Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš

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