Global Ocean Legacy


The Pitcairn Islands, a small U.K. Overseas Territory located in the remote central South Pacific, has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world.  And within those waters lies one of the best-preserved ecosystems—a complex community of hard and soft corals that are home to hundreds of species of fish, including two found nowhere else on Earth.  Pew, with partners the National Geographic Society and the Pitcairn Island Council, is calling for this region to be declared the largest fully protected marine reserve in the world to protect the health of this important marine ecosystem.

The Expedition: What We Found

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala looks back at the science expedition to the...

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Pitcairn Brochure

One-of-a-Kind Pitcairn: The Marine Environment of the Pitcairn Islands.

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