Baltic Sea needs special status, protection

  • 2003-02-27
COPENHAGENEnvironment ministers from the Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden - said on Feb. 18 that they had agreed to seek special protection for the Baltic Sea in order to prevent oil spills and limit the risks of increasing traffic.The ministers said they would ask the United Nations' Inter-national Maritime Organization to accord the Baltic Sea a "Particularly Sensitive Sea Area" status.Four such "sensitive" sites already exist: the Great Barrier Reef off Australia, Cuba's Sabana-Camaguey archipelago, Malpelo Island in Colombia and the Florida Keys in the United State...
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