04 Oct '11, 5pm

World's Largest Shark Sanctuary Declared -- Four Times the Size of California! : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

World's Largest Shark Sanctuary Declared -- Four Times the Size of California! : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Photo by notsogoodphotography via Flickr CC When it comes to competitive contests of size, one theme we don't mind at all is world's largest conservation zone. The Marshall Islands have taken over, announcing the world's largest sanctuary for sharks, covering 768,547 square miles which is four times larger than the landmass of California. In a press release from The Pew Environment Group, Matt Rand, director of global shark conservation, stated, "We salute the Republic of the Marshall Islands for enacting the strongest legislation to protect sharks that we have seen. As leaders recognize the importance of healthy shark populations to our oceans, the momentum for protecting these animals continues to spread across the globe." Indeed that momentum is spreading like wildfire a tidal wave! The world's first shark sanctuary was declared in Palau in 2009 , followed by the Maldiv...

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