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Mexico is number one in marine protected areas

Mexico (Notimex) - Mexico is number one in the world in terms of marine protected areas (MPA), with 22.3 percent of the country's total seas categorized as MPAs, the Environment ministry said.

The figure more than doubles the goals set by the Biological Diversity Convention.

Mexico currently has 182 MPAs which total more than 90 million hectares.


Parque Nacional Revillagigedo is North America's largest MPA.

Photo: Baja California, Mexico. Javier Lira/Notimex

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