Colombia is pioneer in declaring 30% of its marine areas protected

Specifically, 16 million hectares of marine protected areas will be added -double the current number- of which 9 million will be "no-take" without extractive activities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombian President Iván Duque announced Monday that Colombia will have 30% of its marine areas protected in the coming days, thus advancing the goal set for 2030 and becoming the first country in the Western Hemisphere to achieve this goal.

"We are not going to wait until 2030," he said during his speech at the plenary session of the Second UN Ocean Conference that began on Monday in . . .

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