Jun 15, 2018
Stat: Antarctica is home to more than 9,000
species found nowhere else on Earth.
Story: They include AdÃ©lie and emperor penguins that depend on the nutrient-rich waters that surround the continent. In 2016, 24 countries and the European Union created the worldâ€™s largest marine protected areaâ€”encompassing 1.9 million square milesâ€”in the Ross Sea. In this rebroadcast of a Pew event, the former president of Costa Rica and other ocean conservationists discuss the need to give other Antarctic waters this same protection.