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Chile creates new 150,000 sq km marine protected area

SANTIAGO –Chile has announced the creation of its newest marine protected area, the Diego Ramírez-Drake Passage Marine Park.

Located in the Magallanes region, it is the southernmost park in the Americas and one of the last pristine areas in the world.

The 144,390-square-kilometer (55,749-square-mile) area was earmarked for protection to safeguard its biodiversity and its economic and environmental sustainability.

Continue reading HERE The Santiago Times

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