The Santiago Times published an article of the fact that Chile is going to establish the largest Marine Protected Area in Latin America.
SANTIAGO – On this year’s Oceans Day, the Chilean government created the Marine and Coastal Protected Area of multiple uses of Rapa Nui, which together with the Motu Motiro Hiva marine park makes 72 million hectares – the largest marine protected area in Latin America.
The Minister of the Environment, Marcela Cubillos, said that “for the government of President Piñera, the protection of the oceans is a State policy”.
The area has an area of 57.9 million hectares , and after decreeing it as a protected area, it allows to take care of the marine ecosystem of Easter Island and Salas y Gómez Islands , which is very different in relation to continental Chile due to the characteristics tropical waters.
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