New Zealand will create one of the largest marine protected areas in the world, spanning an area of 620,000 sq km.
The Kermadec ocean sanctuary will be one of the world’s most significant fully protected ecosystems, the prime minister of New Zealand, John Key, told the UN general assembly in New York.
The sanctuary is in the South Pacific Ocean, about 1000km north-east of New Zealand, and expands a marine reserve that surrounds a clutch of small islands.
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Fonte: The Guardian, 29 de Setembro 2015