“Currently one-third of all marine species have less than 10 per cent of their range protected.” Credit: The University of Queensland
At least 26 per cent of our oceans need urgent conservation attention to preserve Earth’s marine biodiversity, a University of Queensland-led international study has found.
Dr. Kendall Jones said the international community needed to rapidly increase marine conservation efforts to maintain the health of the world’s oceans.
“Preserving a portion of habitat for all marine species would require 8.5 million square kilometres of new conservation areas,” Dr. Jones said.
“Currently one-third of all marine species have less than 10 per cent of their range covered by protected areas.
“Conserving the areas we’ve identified in our study would give all marine species a reasonable amount of space to live free from human impacts like fishing, commercial…
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