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Argentina Creates New Coastal Marine Park

Article: Argentina Creates New Coastal Marine Park

NEW YORK, New York, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – A new coastal marine park signed into law by the government of Argentina is the first protected area in the country designed to safeguard areas of ocean where wildlife feed as well as onshore breeding colonies. The park in southern Argentina’s Chubut province became official in…

Who Cares About Green Issues in Iran?

Article: Who Cares About Green Issues in Iran?

TEHRAN, Iran, July 18, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental campaigners in Iran are deeply pessimistic about the authorities’ commitment to protecting natural habitats. But some hope is offered by grassroots initiatives where local communities have taken it upon themselves to look after wildlife. The religious and political leaders who have governed Iran since the 1979 revolution…