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World’s largest network of Marine Reserves announced

16 Nov

Tony Burke today announced the creation of the world’s largest network of marine parks will go into effect tonight at midnight.

The Australian government has agreed to designate 2.3 million square kilometres of Australia’s oceans as marine reserves, an area almost one-third the size of Australia. That’s the biggest swathe of ocean environment to be protected in the world.

Marine park network map

Marine park network map