Dongsha Islands can be marine research center: Minister

www.focustaiwan.tw, 08 May 2013 16:42

Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan expressed hope Tuesday that Taiwan's Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea can be developed as a marine research center. Coral cover near the islands, also known as the Pratas Islands, has been increasing and the atoll provides habitats for a wide variety of marine species. It therefore has a high conservation value, Lee said during an inspection of the Dongsha Atoll National Park.

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