New Caledonia creates 320M-acre MPA; levels of protection yet to be decided for world's largest PA "on land or sea"

New Caledonia has created a 320 million-acre marine park in the South Pacific, a protected area that’s about three times the size of Germany and, according to Conservation International, is now the largest protected area “on land or sea.”

Harold Martin, President of New Caledonia — a French collective that’s located about 750 miles east of Australia — announced the establishment of the marine park last week.

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