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Montevideo, December 14th 2017 - 02:30 UTC

Tag: Revillagigedo Islands Mexico

  • Monday, November 27th 2017 - 09:09 UTC

    Mexico creates the largest marine protected area in North America

    The islands have been a biosphere reserve for over 20 years, and the new status greatly expands and protects the region from fishing, mining and other industries.

    Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating a massive marine reserve, spanning 57,000 square miles around the four Revillagigedo Islands—a volcanic archipelago 240 miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula. The reserve is the largest marine protected area yet created in North America.