"Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean"

"CANCUN, Mexico -- Much of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Baja coast and deep ocean are to become protected areas, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday at the opening of the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity being held in Cancun this week and next.

The President signed a decree creating three new marine biosphere reserves, on the occasion of hosting COP13. Ministers and delegates from over 190 countries are attending the conference.

The Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve is a 5.75 million hectare marine protected area created off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea, following an intensive seven-month public consultation with fisheries and tourism stakeholders."

Environment News Service had the story December 6, 2016.


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Source: ENS, 12/06/2016