Antartica’s Ross Sea declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area-Prelims-2017

  • Antartica’s Ross Sea was declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) to protect the Earth’s most pristine marine ecosystem.
  • It was declared after landmark international agreement among 24 countries and European Union in Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in Hobart, Australia.
  • The Ross Sea is one of the last intact marine ecosystems in the world. It covers 1.6 million square kilometers.

Source: Indian Express

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