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.
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In ancient times, voyagers crossing the Pacific Ocean gave shape to the Polynesian Triangle, an area anchored by three groups of islands: Hawaii in the north; Easter Island, whose indigenous name is Rapa Nui, to the southeast; and New Zealand, which is called Aotearoa in the Maori language, to the west. Read More
Beginning with this issue of The Global Ocean Legacy Navigator, we will occasionally honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to marine conservation through his or her dedication to a Global Ocean Legacy marine reserve project proposal. The first recipient of our Hero recognition is Ignacio V. "Ike" Cabrera from Saipan. Ike was a passionate and dedicated advocate for the... Read More