Largest Marine Park

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Two of the world’s smallest countries are to place nearly 2.5 million square kilometres of south Pacific Ocean in newly created marine protected areas.

The Cook Islands, nation of 20,000 people on 15 islands, formally announced on Tuesday the creation of the world’s largest marine park covering nearly 1.1m sq km, an area bigger than France and Germany.

“This is our contribution not only to our own wellbeing but also to humanity’s wellbeing,” said the prime minister, Henry Puna.

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2 Responses to Largest Marine Park

  1. FeyGirl says:

    So wonderful… This isn’t far from where I grew up. With the increased pollution in the Pacific, it’s wonderful to see PRESERVATION of these once-pristine waters!!

  2. narhvalur says:

    I’m very glad for the Reserve too, but I do understand your big happiness here!

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