World’s first shark sanctuary set to open in Palau

Published on: Last updated:

Temps de lecture : 1 minute  

requins palau protection zone defense

Grand requin blanc GANSBAAI Afrique du Sud Copyright AFP Photo

The tiny Pacific nation is fighting to protect more than 130 species fighting extinction in the Pacific Ocean.

The tiny Pacific nation of Palau is creating the world’s first shark sanctuary, a biological hotspot to protect great hammerheads, leopard sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, and more than 130 other species fighting extinction in the Pacific Ocean. But with only one boat to patrol 240,000 square miles of Palau’s newly protected waters — including its exclusive economic zone, or EEZ, that extends 200 miles from its coastline — enforcement of the new measure could be almost like swimming against the tide.

Chrisitan Science Monitor

Media Query: