Ecuador expands sea life protections around Galapagos

16/1/2022 7:24:00 AM

Ecuador expands sea life protections around Galapagos

https://str.sg/wQMnPUERTO AYORA (AFP) - Ecuador has created a massive new marine reserve north of its Galapagos islands, forming a Pacific corridor up to Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park to preserve species of migratory fauna, such as sharks.

President Guillermo Lasso, on board a scientific vessel from the Galapagos National Park (PNG) anchored in the bay of Puerto Ayora off Santa Cruz Island, signed the decreeon Friday (Jan 14) creating the new reserve called"Hermandad" (Brotherhood).

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