Huge step forward for marine wildlife in Australia

Environmental groups have welcomed a move by the Australian government to create two marine parks covering up to 740,000km2 – twice the size of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The new parks are located off Christmas Island, famous for its annual red crab migration, and the Cocos Islands. “Healthy oceans and sustainable fishing are central to the Christmas and Cocos Islanders’ way of life, their culture and their livelihoods,” Christabel Mitchell, director of the Save Our Marine Life alliance, said. “It’s essential that ...


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