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Montevideo, November 18th 2017 - 06:18 UTC

Tag: Blue Belt - England

  • Monday, October 30th 2017 - 10:45 UTC

    UK’s work on protecting the oceans has won deserved praise – now we must go further

    The review of the MPA designated within the waters surrounding South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands represents another globally significant opportunity

    By Matthew Offord MP for Hendon - UK leadership on ocean conservation has won international acclaim. The landmark “Blue Belt” policy to work with the UK Overseas Territories to “create the largest marine sanctuaries anywhere in the world” has only furthered this standing, with commitments to create large protected areas around Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha in 2019 and 2020 respectively already widely welcomed.

  • Monday, September 18th 2017 - 07:35 UTC

    UK's Blue Belt Initiative taken as reference at the International Marine Protected Areas congress in Chile

    About 1,500 world experts were present at the Congress, including government and NGO representatives, scientists and technology leaders

    The British Embassy in Santiago participated this month with over 30 British delegates and a GREAT-branded stand at Impac4, the world’s largest Congress on International Marine Protected Areas held in La Serena, a city located in the north of Chile. The Congress, hosted by the Chilean Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Environment, was followed by a High Level meeting in the city of Viña del Mar, near Santiago, Chile’s capital.

  • Wednesday, January 20th 2016 - 17:42 UTC

    The “Blue Belt” of English waters is now Marine Conservation Zones

    The new MCZs will cover areas from as far north as Farnes East off the coast of Northumberland down to Land’s End in the South West

    The 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) announced by UK Marine Environment Minister, George Eustice, bring the total to 50 marine protected areas, which now cover more than one fifth of English waters. The ‘Blue Belt’ now comprises over 20% of English waters granting vital protection for the diverse array of wildlife in the country’s seas.