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UK government backs creation of Antarctic wildlife reserve

Reserve to cover 1.8m km will protect penguins, leopard seals, orca and blue whalesThe UK government has thrown its weight behind the creation of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary, covering a huge swathe of the Antarctic ocean.The massive 1.8m sq km reserve – five times the size of Germany – would ban all fishing in a vast area of the Weddell Sea and parts of the Antarctic peninsula, safeguarding species including penguins, killer whales, leopard seals and blue whales. Continue reading...

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