Ecuador: nearly 60% more area for the Galapágos marine reserve

  • 2 years ago
"We may be a small territory (...) but the planet is also ours. Taking care of them is not a naive idealism, it is a vital necessity." Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador
The Galapagos archipelago (named after the famous giant tortoises) is a Unesco World Heritage Site because of its unique biodiversity.
The marine protected area now covers 198,000 km2, 60,000 km2 more than before.
This reserve has become the second largest protected area in the world with over 2,900 marine species.
It would ensure the survival of 40% of the world's marine species according to Ivan Duque, Colombian president.