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Protecting the Pacific High Seas Enclaves: The Need for Marine Reserves

Greenpeace International

Date and Time
29 May 2008 13:15 - 14:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

The side event will highlight the importance and benefits of marine reserves in the high seas, using the case study of the Pacific, where a number of Pacific Island countries are taking action to safeguard their marine resources by calling for marine reserves in three distinct high seas areas within the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.