Gove calls for a third of oceans to be designated marine protected areas

A third of the world’s oceans should be designated marine protected areas (MPAs), according to environment secretary Michael Gove

Sea landscape of Bedruthan Steps on Cornwall coastline, England
The UK will call for more ambitious marine protection targets

A third of the world’s oceans should be designated marine protected areas (MPAs), according to environment secretary Michael Gove.

Currently less than 10% of oceans are protected but the UK is joining calls for internationally agreed targets of 10%, set by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, to be trebled to 30% by 2030.

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