The New Punta Tombo Marine Protected Area in Argentina Benefits the World´s Largest Magellanic Penguin Colony

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 09:48

The new MPA is located at the central Patagonian coast, Argentina. It includes 60 kilometers of coastline and it will influence the management of 100,000 hectares that extend up to 12 nautical miles. Its main goal is to protect the feeding area of half a million Magellanic penguins that breed in nearby colonies. The Global Penguin Society (GPS) together with the Government of Chubut Province promoted and financed this initiative, coordinated by Dr. Pablo García Borboroglu.

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