The tiny Republic of Kiribati, in the Pacific, has created the world’s third-largest marine reserve.

The Phoenix Islands Protected Area bans commercial fishing to protect more than 120 species of coral and 520 species of fish inside its 184,700 sq km (73,800 sq miles). It is the world’s first marine park with deep-sea habitat, including underwater mountains.

Kiribati is located in the central Pacific between Hawaii and Fiji. It comprises 33 islands stretching across several hundred miles.

Source: ENN


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