It is located at the Northeast of the Archipelago and protects the biological corridor between the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, Cocos Island in Costa Rica and other oceanic islands such as Coiba in Panama and Malpelo in Colombia, which are also part of the Pacific Marine Corridor.
Many East Tropical species like sea turtles, manta rays, whales and sharks are continuously pass by this area during their migratory routes every year. This is why is very important of to have a new protected zone at the South Pacific.
This new area was divided as follows:
30,000 square kilometers where designated for NO fishing activity at all and the other 30,000 artisanal fishing will be permitted under control of the Galapagos Park authorities.
The new marine reserve in Galapagos is the result of the conservation efforts promoted by the Ecological Transition, this action will allow the authorities to protect the great biodiversity of the ocean and promote sustainable tourism in Galapagos.
This new protected area will generate important benefits for the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and the world, in relation to the marine conservation, it will also contribute to mitigate the impacts of Global Warming through a consistent and greater capture of CO2 and also boosting sustainable tourism and fishing activities.
We are very proud of this new achievement in Galapagos and we hope that authorities around the world, consider helping the planet and species in a better way.
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