Huge new ocean reserves announced in Mexico, Arctic; Mike Gaworecki; MongaBay

Mexico – Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

The past couple weeks have brought major news about two important new marine reserves. On November 24, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree creating the Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park, protecting nearly 150,000 square kilometers (close to 58,000 square miles) from all fishing and extractive activities. It is said to be the largest ocean reserve ever created by Mexico.

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