Huge Antarctic Bay where penguins and killer whales, became the largest protected marine area in the world. Organ of the United Nations made a deal after 5 years of negotiations at a meeting in Hobart, Tasmania.
24 countries and the European Union unanimously agreed to declare the Ross sea in Antarctica official marine protected area after talks with the mediation of the UN Commission for the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources. According to the UN, 50% of the killer whales, 40% penguins% and 25% of Emperor penguins living in the protected area.
"The data collected from living lab "to help us understand the significant changes taking place on Earth right now," said scientist David Ainly, one of the first who called for the area to protect nature. Not everyone is fully satisfied with the transaction however - However, we know that the trade expires in 35 years.
In order for the new marine Park became a protected area, each country must agree - it takes a full consensus. "It's been a long, ongoing process and I think it's one of the compromises from the point of view of getting 100% consensus," said the scientist.
Russia voted against a new protected area on five previous occasions before finally agreed. "I'm overjoyed," said Pagh in a statement. "The Ross sea is one of the most magnificent places on Earth. This is one of our last great areas of wilderness. It's a dream come true."
According to the press-Secretary of the United Nations, Pagh has made several trips to Russia, to convince officials of the value of the Ross sea.
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