New Marine Protected Areas in South America

I clipped this news report but don’t recall where:

Even before COP, there were commitments from Ecuador’s president to extend the protected area around the Galapagos Islands by 60,000 km2 to reduce the impact of extensive fishing that occurs around the edges of the current protected area.

Further protection for an important migratory route for many species including tuna, hammerhead sharks and whales has been agreed by Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama.

This new area, named the ‘Eastern Tropical Marine Corridor’ will be a significant contribution to achieving the Global Ocean Alliance: 30by30 initiative to protect 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030. This came after Colombia’s president announced plans to increase marine protected areas by an enormous 16 million hectares in 2022.