04 Aug '11, 12pm

The world's largest shark sanctuary!

Todd Essick, courtesy of Pew Environment Group Sharks in the waters of Palau, a pathbreaker in shark protection. As Americans tune in to TV programs like “Top 5 Eaten Alive” and “Jaws Comes Home” as part of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, leaders in the western Pacific have taken a big step toward nurturing the predator: deciding jointly to create the largest shark sanctuary in the world. The sanctuary covers two million square miles, roughly equivalent to two-thirds of the continental United States, and is the first joint regional attempt to protect sharks. The move was approved in a joint resolution signed at the 15th Micronesian chief executive summit meeting on the Micronesian island of Pohnpei. The resolution opens a yearlong process to officially establish the sanctuary. It bans the harvesting of sharks and the possession and sale of shark parts throughout the island...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/pacific-islands...

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