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Great news! Chile announces plans to create a marine reserve at Easter Island

Great news! Chile announces plans to create a marine reserve at Easter Island

Chile to Create Easter Island Marine Reserve in 2012 Posted Fri, Apr 20, 2012 by Emily Fisher to chile , easter island , fishing , marine protected areas , marine reserves , rapa nui A sea turtle in Hanga Roa Bay, Easter Island. © Oceana/Eduardo Sorensen Great news today: the Chilean government has announced that within the year 2012, it will designate a marine reserve in Easter Island’s Hanga Roa Bay and present a proposal for the expansion of the nearby marine park Motu Motiro Hiva. The park was created after Oceana completed a scientific expedition in 2011 to Oceana to Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui) and neighboring Salas y Gómez Island (also known as Motu Motiro Hiva), in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and the Chilean Navy. The area surrounding the pristine Salas and Gómez Island is one of incredible biodiversity, and Oceana helped establish ...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/blog/2012/04/chile-to-create-easter-...

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