Palau: National Marine Sanctuary Act signed

The western Pacific archipelago of Palau has approved the creation of a marine sanctuary. The sanctuary becomes the world’s sixth-largest fully protected area. This means that 80% of the nation’s maritime territory is now designated as a reserve. The bill to create it was passed unanimously, 16-0 in the house of delegates, and the senate voted to adopt it. The declaration of the President of Palau can be found here, together with the Act.

The area of the sanctuary as depicted by Pew Charitable Trusts.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under State Practice

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s