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Chile’s Easter Island declares huge marine protection zone

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Fish swim off Easter Island. AFP image

Indigenous people who live on Chile’s Easter Island far out in the Pacific vote to create a vast marine protection zone, covering an area of 720,000 square kilometers (280,000 square miles) around the island

September 5, 2017 — Chile’s Environmental Minister Marcelo Mena, speaking at an environmental conference in La Serena, northern Chile, said the vote by the native Rapanui people means Chile will have the largest marine protection zone in Latin America. Continue reading Chile’s Easter Island declares huge marine protection zone