Environment

United Nations to protect 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020

United Nations to protect 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020

Chile created the largest marine reserve in the Americas. The reserve, Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park, is about 114,872-square-miles of ocean and surrounded by the islands of San Félix and San Ambrosioa.

According to Joshua S. Reichert with the Pew Research Center, the marine park aims to prohibit illegal fishing operations which will also protect fish species from extinction.

Humans are worst than a nuclear explosion for wild animals

Humans are worst than a nuclear explosion for wild animals

Unexpectedly huge wildlife populations are thriving at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, after nearly 3 decades of the occurrence of radiation exposure at the site. This is because of the disappearance of humans from there. In this month's journal Current Biology issue a team of international researchers shared its findings.

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary to be the Largest in World, Says John Key

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary to be the Largest in World, Says John Key

At United Nations General Assembly in New York, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key recently announced that they are planning to create one of the world's largest ocean sanctuaries in the South Pacific Ocean. They plan to make sanctuary off the coast of New Zealand with an aim to provide shelter to the mammals, fish and turtles that live there with a much-needed boon.

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