Coral Reefs, including Pacific, Under Increasing Threat

Coral on an American Samoa reef. Photo credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey The Pacific Ocean is home to more than 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs. One of the main environmental functions of coral reefs around the world is protecting about 150,000 kilometres of shoreline in more than 100 nations., said a […]

Samoa’s Waters Declared a Protected Shark Sanctuary

Samoa has announced a shark sanctuary within its 128,000 sq km Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), making it the eighth Pacific island country to designate its national waters as a protected sanctuary for all sharks and rays. The launch was commemorated with ministers and officials now in Samoa for the very first Pacific Shark Ministerial Symposium […]

Samoa Hosts First Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium

Samoa made Pacific history today by holding the very first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium in the region, demonstrating global leadership from the island region in protecting and conserving Pacific sharks and rays. The world’s first regional shark sanctuary – the Micronesia Regional Shark Sanctuary between Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and the Republic of Marshall […]

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