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4 Latin American Countries Agree to Marine Life Protection Rules

protect their oceans due to a good example set by Ecuador.Lasso added that the plan to expand protected marine areas came as a result of increased fishing. As more industrial fleets encroached upon the territory, it became clear that the Latin American countries had to draw boundaries.

He said the expansion required massive debt for conservation, but it’s worth it to protect priceless ecosystems.The four Latin American countries have been trying to create a fishing-free corridor in the eastern Pacific since 2004. That year, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador signed an agreement to protect their Pacific island territories.

Since then, the countries have reserved marine areas around the Galapagos, Malpelo, Cocos, and Coiba islands. Not

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