Conservation International applauds the historic commitments to Ocean Conservation at Pacific Islands Forum

Conservation International - September 4, 2012

Outcomes of the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum include several of the largest and most unprecedented commitments to the Pacific Oceanscape.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands — For the third consecutive year, the Pacific Islands Forum has provided historic international commitment to sustainable ocean management and conservation, keeping in line with its theme, "Large Ocean States — the Pacific Challenge." These included the launch of the world's biggest marine park by the government of the Cook Islands, plans to create an even larger marine protected area by the government of New Caledonia, plans to create the world's largest  transboundary protected area collaboration in the Phoenix Islands between the United States and Kiribati governments, and the announcement of a Pacific Islands oceans investment package by the World Bank...more