More than 15 years in the making, the United Nations has finally reached an agreement on a landmark, legally binding treaty to protect international waters, where a myriad of wildlife big and small live.
Why did it take so long, and what happens next?
Hear all about it by listening to this audio reading of the popular article by Elizabeth Fitt:
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