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One of World's Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Sea Save Foundation

    Sea Save Foundation Sea Save Foundation Leader

    At 740,000 sq km, the new Rapa Nui marine park "is roughly the size of the Chilean mainland and will protect at least 142 endemic marine species, including 27 threatened with extinction.” A whopping 77% of Pacific Ocean fish abundance occurs there. Species include “scalloped hammerhead sharks, minke, humpback and blue whales, and four species of sea turtle.” The Rapa Nui people will be permitted to continue fishing in the reserve using traditional methods.

    Read more here (story #6).

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