More than 300 terrestrial animal species have been driven to extinction since 1500. The creation and maintenance of well-managed protected areas provide the greatest promise of ending the extinction crisis confronting our Earth's best of the wild.
In an incident last week, 33 poachers were caught red-handed within the borders of the Kawe MPA, an area which is under local, regional, and national protection and over 97 percent of which is entirely closed to fishing.
Last week was a fantastic week for the oceans. Chile's president announced the creation of a marine reserve around Sala y Gómez Island in the Pacific Ocean that will protect a biodiverse marine habitat larger than Montana.