The linked article gives information about four new marine protected areas which the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has designated. The protected sites cover over 18,000 hectares and provide protection for over 80% of the Maltese Posidonia beds which not only offer shelter for various marine species but also act as a carbon sink and protect sandy beaches from sand depletion.
The full article can be found at: http://www.mepa.org.mt/news-details?id=617
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