Mar 26, 2023 4:40 PM by
China Dialogue Ocean
[By Lucía Cuberos]
Uruguay’s coasts are valuable for its tourism, fishing, shipping and trade. But, in a country whose renewable energy efforts have seen it dubbed an environmental “success story”, marine conservation remains a challenge.
Back in 2016, under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14, the Uruguayan government committed to protecting 10% of its coastal and marine area by 2020. Yet less than 1% are protected today.
It would seem difficult for Uruguay to contribute its share of the global target, established...