Marine Reserve

Pacific Islands’ Marine Reserve: Safe Haven for Depleted Tuna and New Holiday Spot

President Tommy Remengesau Jr. of the Pacific island nation of Palau has cemented a legacy as the world’s most effective protector of marine life by creating a giant marine reserve that will directly benefit his people through increasing tourism and securing its food supply, scientists say.

The Burdwood Bank, soon to become a protected area, is home to sea lions and a wide variety of other marine species. Credit: Edith Schreurs CC BY-SA 2.0

Argentina Making Strides in Protection of Ocean Areas

Argentina is creating protected marine areas at a rate of knots. In the last 10 years, the preservation of saltwater areas has expanded, and for the first time an Atlantic ocean zone is being added to the list.