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Source: Stocksnap

UK Calls For Third Of World's Oceans To Be Protected By 2030

By Koty Neelis

The UK government just made an ambitious goal in the fight to protect our oceans and marine life. Announced at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Britain called for a third of the world's oceans to be protected by 2030. 

Currently, just 3.7 percent of the world's oceans are currently designated as marine protected areas (MPAs) — one of the most important ways to protect vital sea life and their habitats from plastic pollution and other damaging activity.

UK Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey urged other nations to push for the global target of 30 percent of oceans designated as MPAs by 2030.