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Turkey | To aid cetacean migrations, government creates large no-drilling zone in Mediterranean

No drilling for hydrocarbons or oil and gas extraction projects. The Council of Ministers approved this Friday royal decree declaring as a protected area so-called corridor of migration of cetaceans of Mediterranean.

The step implies veto of activities related to extraction of hydrocarbons within this new zone. This new protected area will have 46,385.7 square kilometres (a surface similar to that of Aragon) and is located between Balearic Islands and peninsula. It is a fundamental area for species such as rorqual (which uses as a migratory corridor), sperm whale, zifio and various kinds of dolphin and Calderón.


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