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25/09/2018

UK Government calls for increased protection of world’s oceans

Words: Laura Edgar
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Environment secretary Michael Gove has appealed for 30 per cent of the world’s oceans to be protected by 2030, a 20 per cent increase on the area currently protected.

His entreaty comes as the United Nations General Assembly meets in New York to discuss ocean protection.

Gove said: “Protection of our oceans is a global challenge which requires global action. The UK has already safeguarded vast swathes of precious marine habitats, but we must go further.

“Only by working together can we protect our shared home and ensure our marine lif.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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