Galapagos of North America

This area, that just earned the designation of a national park, and is already being referred to as the Galpagos of North America, and consists of over 57,000 square miles (148,000 square km).

All fishing will be prohibited as well as construction of any hotels on any of the four islands included in the area. This protection will be enforced by the Environment Ministry and the Navy. The creation of the marine park is expected to help recover fish populations hit hard by commercial fishing and was praised by the World Wildlife Fund and British billionaire Richard Branson.

This are is already home to hundreds of species of animals and plants, including rays, humpback whales, sea turtles, lizards and migratory birds, as well as the breeding grounds for commercially fished species such as tuna and sierra.

When looking for this area on a map, it is located in the Pacific Ocean and due west of Colima.

Additional information can be found here, courtesy of PVDN.

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