Madeira presents the “Selvagens” Islands as a “Best Practice”.

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Madeira presents the “Selvagens” Islands as a “Best Practice”.

The recent enlargement of the area of the “Selvagens” reserve and its full protection status will be presented at the United Nations Oceans Conference in Lisbon as a “best Practice” of nature conservation policies.

The new legal regime for the “Selvagens”, a Madeira sub-archipelago located about 300 kilometres south of Funchal, was approved in February in the regional parliament, decreeing the enlargement of the marine reserve from 92 to 2.677 square kilometres.

In this entire area fishing and any other extractive activity is now prohibited.

Read more HERE.

Source: Jornal da Madeira

Photo: Nelson Gonçalves