Fiji Creates National Marine Park
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature explains that
“In November 2014, the Fiji Shark Reef Marine Reserve will formally be declared a National Marine Park by the government of Fiji. This is a first in the archipelago and the result of an excellent local initiative which took 11 years to succeed from which the whole community will benefit.
The Shark Reef Marine Reserve is a shark sanctuary completely dedicated to the conservation and research of sharks where divers can observe and safely interact with 8 different species of shark, from Whitetip Reef sharks to impressive Tiger Sharks.
The MPA will be managed by representatives from Fisheries, BAD (a local shark dive operator) and private societies that will regulate daily access, monitor the reef, coordinate research, and enforce the fishing ban. “
Click here for IUCN website.
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