The Kermadec region is significant to New Zealand and the world, providing an important safe haven for threatened species and an underwater frontier that scientists are only now beginning to explore. Pew and its partners are calling for a large scale, fully protected marine reserve around the Kermadecs. If the entire region were to be protected, at 620,000 square kilometers it would be one of the largest marine reserves in the world.
Map of the Kermadec Region
The Kermadec region – between New Zealand’s North Island and Tonga – is one of the last relatively untouched wilderness areas on the planet.