How 15 Island Nations Are Changing Ocean Conservation

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In this excellent short video from Conservation International, the importance of creating a vast network of protected areas in the Pacific is explained.

Author Hanadi Siering, 01.25.13

In this excellent short video from Conservation International, the importance of creating a vast network of protected areas in the Pacific is explained.

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