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Global Ocean Legacy

Palau

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.

The president of Palau requested technical support from Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project to help create the Palau National Marine Sanctuary, which at 193,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers), is one of the largest fully protected areas in the world. With creation of the sanctuary, Palau has set aside a higher percentage of its marine zone for full protection than any other country in the world.

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Le projet Héritage des océans de Pew et Bertarelli

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De la chaleur de l'équateur au froid rigoureux des pôles, les océans sont le lien qui unit notre planète. Représentant plus de 70 pour cent de la surface terrestre, ils abritent près d'un quart des espèces connues dans le monde, sans compter celles qui restent encore à découvrir. Mais les océans sont de plus en plus menacés par les activités humaines.

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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.

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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.

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