Gallery: Australia Creates the World’s Largest Marine Reserve!

 

Australia just announced that it has officially created the world’s largest marine reserve, setting an impressive precedent for other countries when it comes to protecting the world’s oceans. The reserve consists of a series of marine parks that cover more than one third of the Commonwealth waters of Australia, a milestone which the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has said they have been working towards for more than 15 years. The announcement comes just days before the official start of the Rio+20 Conference.

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