Palau, located in the western Pacific Ocean, is world renowned for its healthy and incredibly diverse marine ecosystem. Home to more than 1,300 species of fish and 700 species of coral, the Micronesian island nation has been called one of the seven underwater wonders of the world. The nutrient-rich waters are teeming with sharks, turtles, manta rays, dugongs and tropical fish. Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy team is working with the President of Palau to create a large, fully protected marine reserve in these waters to safeguard this area for future generations.
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The Micronesian island nation of Palau has been called one of the seven underwater wonders of the world, thanks to its healthy and diverse marine ecosystem. Watch rare underwater footage of these Western Pacific waters, teeming with sharks, sea turtles, vibrant coral reefs, and schools of tropical fish. Read More
Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. recently welcomed maritime surveillance experts from around the world to a three-day program to develop a comprehensive enforcement plan for the proposed Palau National Marine Sanctuary. Read More
President Remengesau receives the Champion of the Earth Award from Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Read More
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Global Ocean Legacy works with local communities, governments and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of our most important and unspoiled ocean environments.