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Meixco | Government creates major NP around Pacific archipelago; will conserve many endemic species

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area.


Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto designated on Friday the Revillagigedo Archipelago, located some 390 km (242 miles) southeast of the Baja California peninsula, as a national park.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-environment/mexico-creates-marine-reserve-around-islands-called-galapagos-of-north-america-idUSKBN1DO2MQ