reefsBrazil enacted protections for the coral reefs, which are the biologically richest in the South Atlantic. A buffer zone was created around the Abrolhos National Marine Park involving nearly 95,000 square kilometers — an area larger than Portugal.

Strong protection under Brazilian law would require special permits for any economic use while ensuring local communities can continue carrying out their means of livelihood through traditional fishing and eco-tourism activities. (Terra Daily, News About Planet Earth)

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