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Chile and Argentina want to create protected area in Antarctica

Chile has joined Argentina in calling for creating a protected area in Antarctica.

The request was presented to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Australia, which began on Oct. 24 in the city of Horbart and will last until Nov. 4.

The idea, pushed by Chile and Argentina, originated in 2018 and aimed to protect an area of 650,000 square kilometers around the Antarctic Peninsula to reduce pressure on marine life in the area.

The goal is to ban krill fishing in the feeding grounds of penguins and other species in the Antarctic . . .

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