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Pew Joins Senator, Rapa Nui in Call for Easter Island Marine REserve

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, conservation, habitat, protection, world, nature, humans )

- 1682 days ago -
The Pew Charitable Trusts' Ernesto Escobar joined Senator Francisco Chahuán and Rapa Nui representatives from Easter Island at a press conference today to call for the creation of a large-scale marine reserve in Easter Island's Exclusive Economic Zone. -

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Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 3:59 pm
Noted & posted

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:04 pm
Thank you! I wish they had a petition urging the government to support this effort. (n, p, t)

pam w (139)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:05 pm
Hoping for the best,,,,

Jason S (50)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 6:26 pm
Good posting, thanks

David C (131)
Friday October 18, 2013, 9:07 am
noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:25 pm
Yes they must save this place before someone goes over and starts fracking under the stones because they will

John B (185)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:51 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article. Kudos to Mr. Ernesto Escobar, Senator Francisco ChahuŠn and Rapa Nui representatives for their actions..
"The establishment of a large marine reserve in Easter Islandís Exclusive Economic Zone would help protect the Provinceís waters while also ensuring that traditional Rapa Nui fishing practices remain not only possible, but also viable. A marine reserve would also help preserve the Easter Islandís unique and fragile oceanic biodiversity from illegal fishing activity. Now is the time to create a large marine reserve and help protect the waters of Easter Island and the local fishing practices of the Rapa Nui." -
Read and hopefully noted.
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