World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve Created in Pacific

The area around the Pitcairn Islands is one of the most pristine places on Earth.

British Prime Minister David Cameron's government announced the creation of the world’s largest contiguous ocean reserve on Wednesday, setting aside 322,000 square miles (830,000 square kilometers) around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific for special protection.

National Geographic

Last updated on 19 March 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Pitcairn Islands (UK)
Region: 
South Pacific
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources