Sea Shepherd Signs Agreement with Peru to Help Establish New Marine Protected Areas and Mitigate Threats to Marine Biodiversity

This new partnership provides at-sea and legal support to prevent the exploitation of one of the world’s most vulnerable marine ecosystems.

LIMA, Peru – August 2020 – As part of its ongoing efforts to protect marine life in the Eastern Tropical Pacific and other biodiversity hotspots, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Sea Shepherd Legal entered into an official agreement on Aug. 4 with SERNANP, Peru’s national agency for natural protected areas. Through the agreement, Sea Shepherd will support Peru’s efforts to establish several new marine protected areas and reduce threats to aquatic ecosystems.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will provide a vessel to assist SERNANP and other Peruvian agencies with observations of at-risk and migratory species, monitoring the area for threats to biodiversity. Sea Shepherd Legal will help authorities uphold existing laws and develop supporting policies for the new marine protected areas. 

For more information, check out Sea Shepherd’s website here.

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