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UN treaty to protect the World's oceans

Joanne Parkinson

4th September 2018

Over the next two years a treaty will be created by the UN which will look to protect 46% of the World's oceans from exploitation.

The "high seas" would be the ocean areas that are protected by this new treaty, but several countries, including the US are not happy with the decision. These areas lie outside of country boundaries so they have no specific ownership and until now have had no preservation. Countries are allowed to travel over them and fish with no limits. The UN has decided that these areas are crucial in the fight against climate change as these deep ocean areas act as a carbon sink and therefore should be protected more.

For further information, check out the following report...

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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