Malaysia: Government plans to add 8 more MPAs by 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (May 22, 2012): The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry plans to increase the number of marine parks in Malaysia to 50 by 2020 from 42 currently.

Its Deputy Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup said the Marine Parks Department was currently working with several state governments to finalise the islands to be gazetted as marine protected areas.

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