A marine park the size of Spain is set to be established in Australia, around remote islands off the southeast coast. It was the government that announced it, on Sunday 4 June, Details of our colleagues from 20 minutes. Thus, the goal is to triple the size of Macquarie Island Marine Park, bringing the total area of the protected area to 475,465 square kilometres.
Australian Environment Minister Tanya Plibersk said the area would be “completely closed to fishing, mining and other extractive activities”.
“a marvel of animals and plants”
Macquarie Island, located halfway between Australia and Antarctica, is home to amazing wildlife, such as king penguins and fur seals. There is also a Subantarctic Science Center there. “Macquarie Island is an extraordinary place. It is a marvel of fauna and flora, and a perfect breeding ground for millions of seabirds, seals and penguins,” Tanya Pliberske.
The government’s initiative is backed by environmental groups who fear the area could become a target for seabed mining and unsustainable commercial fishing.
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