World's largest marine conservation zone declared in Antarctica

Michael Holder
UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh swam in the Ross Sea in February 2015

UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh swam in the Ross Sea in February 2015

Delegates from 24 nations and the EU vote unanimously to make the Ross Sea a Marine Protected Area after five years of negotiations

A vast stretch of ocean in Antarctica described as one of world's last great wildernesses has been declared a marine conservation zone in a landmark deal agreed by 24 nations and the EU today. The international...

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