Brazil | 2 new MPAs created in South Atlantic; will cover nearly 900,000 sq km
Conservation International applauds President Michel Temer of Brazil on the designation of two marine protected areas (MPAs) around the Trindade-Martin Vaz and the São Pedro and São Paulo Archipelagos, creating two large marine protected areas in the South Atlantic. The two new MPAs cover an area close to 900,000 square kilometers – larger than the countries of France, England, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland combined.
Sylvia Earle, the renowned oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, joined Rodrigo Medeiros, Vice President at Conservation International Brazil, on behalf of over 30 partner organizations in a meeting with President Temer to discuss the marine parks.
[Ed. note: this is unedited text from a press release by Conservation International.]