"Delegates To Debate Watered-Down Plan For Antarctic Marine Preserve"

"Less than 1 percent of the world's oceans are set aside as protected areas, but diplomats meeting now in Australia could substantially increase that figure."

"Delegates from 24 nations and the European Union have convened to consider proposals to create vast new marine protected areas around Antarctica.

This same group met over the summer and didn't reach consensus, so it's now considering a scaled-back proposal."

Richard Harris reports for NPR's All Things Considered October 23, 2013.

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