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Sentinel-2 image of the Coquimbo Region & Humboldt Penguin Reserve,
Chile
Sentinel-2, produced by VITO - © Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Great news for the Humboldt penguins. The Chilean government has stopped the Dominga project, a huge mining project in the Coquimbo Region of central Chile here imaged by ESA's Sentinel-2 satellite. Environmentalists railed against the project due to its proximity to the Humboldt Penguin Reserve, located a short distance off the coast of mainland Coquimbo. This reserve is an important breeding site for the Humboldt penguin, a species of seabird only found on the coast of Chile and Peru that is vulnerable to extinction.
Read more on http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/chile-stops-billiondollar-mining-project-to-protect-rare-humboldt-penguins/
Source: BBC News, Reuters and IFLSCIENCE.
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Sentinel-2 image of the Coquimbo Region & Humboldt Penguin Reserve,
Chile

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