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Pacific Shark Sanctuary Faces Hurdles: Activist


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Source: AFP

August 15, 2011

 

Majuro, Marshall Islands - "An ambitious plan to create the world's largest shark sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean will struggle to succeed without support from locals, a conservationist warned on Tuesday.

 

Five Micronesian states voted last month to create a shark sanctuary by the end of next year covering more than five million square kilometres (two million square miles) -- an area two-thirds the size of the United States.

 

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