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Marine Protected Areas

Singapore establishes its first Marine Park

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Singapore's southern Sisters' Islands, and the waters around them, will be the site of the country's first marine park.

Indonesia creates huge reserve for manta rays

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New legislation gives full protection to manta rays in all Indonesian waters effectively creating the world’s largest protected area for these migratory animals

Palau declares EEZ a marine sanctuary

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President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. closes water to commercial fishing

Alabama's ancient underwater forest could become marine sanctuary

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Alabama’s primeval underwater cypress forest is one step closer to being protected from exploitation.

Creation of a New Marine Protected Area in Northeastern Haiti

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On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 the Haitian government published the creation of Haiti’s second Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the official journal, *Le Moniteur*.

Chinese fishing vessel runs aground on Tubbataha

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Incident is second to occur in Philippines World Heritage site this year

Indonesia Creates Sanctuary for Sharks and Mantas

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Indonesia has announced that it will set aside a haven for sharks and manta rays in a remote dive destination located in what is known as the “Amazon of the Ocean” due to its abundant and diverse marine life.

Maldives pledges entire country to become bioreserve in 2017

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In order to become an UNESCO designated reserve, the nation must adhere to strict guidelines that combine strategies of resource management, conservation, and sustainability.

US Navy minesweeper runs aground on Tubbataha Reef

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Approximately 1000 square metres of Philippines World Heritage site damaged

Africa’s second largest marine protected area is established

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Primeiras & Segundas Archipelago is declared an Environmental Protected Area by the government of Mozambique.
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