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A new MPA Network in the Pacific Ocean by nine countries

Nine countries agreed to establish a network of ecologically interconnected marine protected areas (MPAs) along the Pacific coast of the Americas, from Alaska to Patagonia.

The aim is to coordinate actions between countries to contribute to the protection and sustainability of ecosystems, as well as improve governance in marine protected areas.

The “Americas for the Protection of the Ocean” coalition, led by Chilean President Gabriel Boric and Canadian President Justin Trudeau, was signed by the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, with the support of WWF and other NGOs at the Ninth Summit of the Americas

The Initiative is scaling up efforts to establish an ‘Eastern Pacific Blue Corridor’ for migratory whales. The Eastern Pacific Blue Corridors Action Plan, will provide advice for government and policymakers, connecting the seas of all Eastern Pacific countries recommending critical actions needed to mitigate and manage growing transboundary threats. The plan brings together scientists, civil society, fisheries, and national governments to identify priority areas for conservation and solutions for whales whose critical habitats from the Arctic, to Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and the Antarctic.

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