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Australia to create world’s largest marine reserves


Published on Jun 15, 2012

has announced plans to create the world's largest network of marine parks. The proposed reserves will cover 3.1 million square kilometres - more than a third of Australian waters. Reported by Channel NewsAsia, Australia’s Environment Minister Tony Burke said the new reserves would "help ensure that Australia's diverse marine environment, and the life it supports, remain healthy, productive and resilient for future generations". The new marine parks are expected to help protect endangered marine species, including blue whale, green turtle, grey nurse sharks and manatees.

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