The UK designates over one million square kilometers of ocean as protected
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The UK announced it is designating an enormous amount of space located around a few of its British overseas territories as protected areas, ending commercial fishing around the islands and ensuring preservation of marine life in the area. Even better, two additional islands are expected to be granted protected status by 2020. Pitcairn, located in the southern Pacific, will face an end to commercial fishing in its 840,000 sq km (320,000 sq mile) of space, making it one of the world’s...