NEW CALEDONIA VOTES TO PROTECT MARINE LIFE

08/20/2018

The government of New Caledonia has voted to establish marine protected areas across 28,000 square kilometers of waters surrounding the French territory. The designation of these waters as protected areas will safeguard coral reefs, marine habitats, and critical bird nesting areas in a territory known for its rich marine life. Fishing and other extractive activities are prohibited in the new protected areas, which are part of the Natural Park of the Coral Sea of New Caledonia that was created in 2014. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-kenya-demolitions/demolitions-to-prot….