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Ecuador designates New Marine Protected Area

Montreal, 23 September 2008 – A declaration designating a new marine protected area “Puntilla de Santa Elena”, off Ecuador’s coast was signed by the Minister of Environment for Ecuador, Ms. Marcela Aguiñaga Vallejo. The declaration was signed on the margins of the CBD sub-regional workshop on Protected Areas in Latin America currently underway in the City of Salinas, Ecuador, thus furthering implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) programme of work on protected areas and augmenting its biodiversity conservation efforts.

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