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Who Made it to South America First, Early Easter Islanders or Europeans?

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Who Made it to South America First, Early Easter Islanders or Europeans?

Source: Science/Lizzie Wade - October 16, 2017

Nearly 2000 kilometers from its nearest neighbor in the Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, seems an unlikely crossroads for the world’s more…

As Large Marine Reserves Proliferate, Care Must be Taken to Ensure They’re Properly Enforced and Effective

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As Large Marine Reserves Proliferate, Care Must be Taken to Ensure They’re Properly Enforced and Effective

Source: News Deeply/Matthew O. Berger - September 14, 2017

As progress is steadily being made toward the United Nations goal of setting aside 10 percent of the ocean as marine protected areas by 2020, scientists and conservationists more…

One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

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One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

Source: The Guardian/Arthur Neslen - September 13, 2017

One of the world’s largest marine protection areas has been created off the coast of Easter Island.

The 740,000 sq km Rapa Nui marine park is roughly more…

Why Easter Island Makes for a Perfect Marine Reserve

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Why Easter Island Makes for a Perfect Marine Reserve

Source: The Conversation/Callum Roberts - October 9, 2015

Ask the average person what they know about Easter Island and those monumental statues with their inscrutable expressions would likely top the list. For many more…

Chile to Create World’s Largest Marine Park to Protect Easter Island Fish Stocks

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Chile to Create World’s Largest Marine Park to Protect Easter Island Fish Stocks

Source: The Guardian/Adam Vaughan - September 16, 2015

In the pre-dawn gloom in a small harbour on Easter Island, three fishermen fill their boats. Instead of piling nets, they load rocks which they more…