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Portugal Creates 4 Marine Protected Areas Covering 120,000 Square Km

Environment  (tags: environment, marine protected areas, Portugal, habitat, nature, protection, wildlife )

- 3282 days ago -
Portuguese authorities have announced the establishment of four marine protected areas on the extended continental shelves of the Azores as well as mainland Portugal. The four sites - on the southern Mid Atlantic Ridge, Altair Seamount, Antialtair


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Josh Townsend (34)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 12:34 pm
This is wonderful news. A great step forward.

David B (34)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 2:11 pm
awesome , awesome , awesome . now if other countries would just pay attention and do like wise . thank you Cher.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 6:44 pm
Thanks Cher

Christine Mitchell (64)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 6:49 pm
great news, thanks Cher... =)

Pat B (356)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 7:05 pm
TY, Cher for this post.

MmAway M (522)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 7:19 pm
Thank you Cher...

Hope I read this news at site correctly...this is great...

The fact that it is one of the smaller countries is so outstanding I just am in glee that they are leading what the rest of the Earth/World should do!!!

JennyLynn W (246)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:01 pm
A little ray of sunshine! Thanks Cher.

Marjolein soederhuizen (284)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:05 pm
yep and we need sunshine........noted.

pam w (139)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:35 pm
GOOD FOR THEM! Thanks, Cher!

Robyn L (80)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:36 pm
Way cool! Thanks for sharing!

Ann W (12)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:39 pm
Good news, a little country with a pro life bent in politics, does what other ocean-fronting countries should do. :)

Terry B (649)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:48 pm
TYVM -- My US home is in Rhode Island, which has a large community of Portuguese-Americans, and more specifically Azorean-Americans and we heard about this vis Portuguese satellite TV.

H Nick H (1826)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 9:00 pm
That is good news. Love to see other countires doing this, hope we do it more. Of course, repubs don't care about our lands, people and envionrnment.

sherrie e (147)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 9:20 pm
Great news! I wish this would just take a hold and other countries would follow suit! A little country with a big heart! Thank you so much, Cher. Noted with pleasure and a great big smile!

Edo R (71)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 9:32 pm
This news made my day! It's always great when disappearing wilderness is set aside for protection.

Suzane dsouza (261)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 11:21 pm
wonderful news.Thanks for the post.

Monica D (580)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 2:08 am
This sounds like good news.

Yu L (41)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 2:42 am
awesome news!

. (0)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 6:09 am
Great news!!

Patricia C (96)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 9:08 am
Such positive news, thanks Cher!!!!

beba h (89)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 9:50 am
The whole planet should be protected zones--but this is a good step forward !

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 12:38 pm
Great , thanks !!!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 3:41 pm
Thanks Cher. Great news.

Barb K (1687)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 6:34 pm
Awesome!! Thnx Cher!! xx

Cher C (1426)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 6:36 pm

Thnx for noting and commenting everyone!!!!

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