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Malaysia just established a massive 1-million-hectare marine park

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 02, 2016 01:06 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 01, 2016

After over 13 years of negotiation and planning between conservation groups, the government, and the fishing industry, Malaysia recently established a massive marine park. The new one million hectare Tun Mustapha Park, located by the Sabah Province in the Coral Triangle, is home to endangered species such as dugongs and green turtles. About 360 fish species, over 250 hard coral species, and vegetation such as mangroves add to the richness of this ocean space. Unsustainable fishing...






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