Gabon Sets Plan for Africa’s Largest Marine Reserve

The African nation of Gabon has announced the creation of the continent’s largest network of marine protected areas, covering 20,500 square miles.

The 20 marine parks and aquatic reserves will protect more than a quarter of the territorial seas along the Atlantic coast of the central African country. The largest protected area, 10,425 square miles, extends protection from Gabon’s existing Mayumba National Park to its 200-mile territorial limit.

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