Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Costa Rica Gets It

Costa Rica has set aside more ocean for protection. The more the merrier.

Hammerhead sharks and leatherback turtles should find the area a refuge from the humans. 

The protected area, called "Seamounts Marine Management Area" or Area Marina de Manejo Montes Submarinos, extends close to 2.47 million acres around the Cocos Islands. This extends by five times the existing National Park, which is currently a fully protected non-fishing zone and UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to USA Today.

See the full story here.
Image: USA Today

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