Largest Marine Park

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Two of the world’s smallest countries are to place nearly 2.5 million square kilometres of south Pacific Ocean in newly created marine protected areas.

The Cook Islands, nation of 20,000 people on 15 islands, formally announced on Tuesday the creation of the world’s largest marine park covering nearly 1.1m sq km, an area bigger than France and Germany.

“This is our contribution not only to our own wellbeing but also to humanity’s wellbeing,” said the prime minister, Henry Puna.

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