Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’

Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’:

Great news this past week from Mexico!

The measures will help ensure the conservation of marine creatures including whales, giant rays and turtles.The protection zone spans 57,000 sq miles (150,000 sq km) around the Revillagigedo islands, which lie 242 miles (390 km) south-west of the Baja California peninsula… He said on Saturday that the decree reaffirmed the country’s “commitment to the preservation of the heritage of Mexico and the world”.