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The World’s Largest Marine Reserve – Pitcairn Island

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Vicki Tester

 

The U.K. Government is creating the world’s largest marine reserve when it is endorsing the Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve. These islands are amongst the most remote places on the planet and the seas around the islands are pristine and home to a wealth of marine mammals, seabirds and fish. They are roughly 2170km (1350 miles) east south-east of Tahiti and just over 6600km (4100 miles) from Panama. The Islands’ administrative headquarters are situated in Auckland New Zealand, 5310km (3300 miles) away.

The Pitcairn Island Council fully supported raising the status of their seas and is rightly proud of their commitment to this huge marine reserve, knowing that it is safeguarding the ecosystem for the future generations. The Reserve is 322,000 square miles in size which is nearly 4 times the size of the UK. The Government is also using the most sophisticated technology for surveillance and enforcement for the MarinePark.

A good news story which we hope will be replicated in other parts of the world.

 

Courtesy of Peter Ellis

Courtesy of Peter Ellis

 

Courtesy of Peter Ellis

Courtesy of Peter Ellis

 

 



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