Chile Creates New Marine Reserves and Fully Protects Over 1 Million Square Kilometers of Ocean

Malta—The Chilean government announced today at the Our Ocean conference the creation of two new fully protected marine reserves, one around the Juan Fernández Archipelago and another in the area of Cape Horn, covering more than 1 million square kilometers. Chile will now protect 29 percent of its marine surface area, an increase from 4.4 percent, with reserves where fishing and all extractive activities are prohibited.

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