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GOOD NEWS Maldives to Create World's Biggest Marine Reserve

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The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives announced at the Rio+20 summit it would create the world's biggest marine reserve to protect its fisheries and biodiversity.

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Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:09 pm
Wonderful News Kelly :-) Thanx

Vicky P (476)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:13 pm

Kathy Z (9)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:21 pm
Let's hope the rest of the world follows this example - thumbs up!

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:23 pm
great news thanks so much for sharing this Kelly it looks like marine life is getting a little recognition

Michela M (3964)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 6:00 pm
It's in Maldives, at Bolifushi, in 2003, that my daughter Jasmine & I got our PADI Open Water Diver Certificate. We noticed that the Coral reef seemed bleached (as a consequence of the "El Nino") I wanted to go back there but the Tsunamy tragedy occurred and I know that also that island suffered terrible damages, so I guess the Coral reef life.
From the point of view of sea life & corals diversity, the Red Sea is more colourful and astonishing, We both experienced this in 2004, when we got the PADI Advanced Open Water Certificate.



Cheryl B (64)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:34 pm

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 2:28 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 10:31 am
Wonderful. More should do it.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 10:51 am
noted, great news, thanks

Patricia Ces (8)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 11:35 am
Wonderful news, really!!!

Robert O (12)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:32 pm
That's great to know, I hope it is very successful.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:44 pm
Wonderful news. Now to get the other nations to do the same. Shame on USA for not doring this first but rather caving to oil companies to drill in our precious oceans.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:55 pm
This is good news. Thank you for sharing.

michelle t (41)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 2:45 pm
Good news.Thanks

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 2:54 pm
Good news.

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:12 pm

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:58 pm
Great news--thanks Kelly.

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 5:55 pm
A wise and ethical decision and excellent news for the beings who inhabit the waters there. Those huge nets are so evil and are responsible for the deaths of far too many animals.

Ruth C (87)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:59 am
Sounds terrific!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 2:47 pm
Yeip! Thanks for sharing

Andrew Butt (84)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:16 am
Great news and such a beautiful marine enviroment, went diving there 9 years ago now and the marine life was stunningly beautiful.
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