The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources decided to develop the biggest marine reserve in the world. The protected area, which will have an area six times bigger than the United Kingdom, will be in Antarctica. The decision was made by 24 countries who want the new marine reserve to have 600 000 square miles of the Ross Sea.
The biggest marine reserve will be protected since December 2017. Humans will not be able to fish or kill the animals that live there. However, the authorities thought about the people who live because they are fishing. This is why only in 72 percent of the area fishing will not be possible. In other areas, people will be able to fish for food or for scientific research.
The Ross Sea is one of the few places in the world where the marine life has not been touched by humans. There can also be found penguins and killer whales. It was a long journey before the decision was made, by the countries managed to agree and the world will have a new biggest marine reserve. The deal was possible after Russia decided to agree with the project.
This could be one of the best things that happened to the world. The world needs more places like this, where we know that the animals are safe. Climate change has affected Antarctica and the animals who live in the area. There is still a lot of work to do, but this project is a new hope for the marine life.
The rules will apply for 35 years, but the Commission for Conservation hopes to make it permanent. The future generations will need more help and it is important for them to be protected. Unfortunately, humans are the biggest threat to the planet.
We have to be aware of the fact that our resources are limited. We keep using this planet like nothing wrong can happen. The good news is that countries are paying more attention to the issue. This year, president Obama decided to make the biggest marine reserve in Hawaii. It seems that next year its place will be taken by the one from Antarctica. The authorities promised to do their best to protect the area.
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