Did You Know {167} ~ The World’s Second Largest Coral Reef Is No Longer Endangered

In 2018, the world received good news about the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a 200-mile-long reef which is part of a 600-mile system in Belize. After a decade of work to protect and save the world’s second-largest reef, it was taken off the list of endangered world heritage sites. It was put there in 2009, after which the Central American country placed restrictions on oil drilling and fishing for sensitive species. Now, it’s believed to be safe from any further damage—as long as we continue to take care of it.

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