Island Nation Sets Up World’s First Crowdfunded Marine Protected Area

Posted by Mike Confino, October 21, 2014

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The Pacific island nation of Palau made waves in the ocean conservation world earlier this year with an announcement that they plan on turning their territorial waters into a no-take marine protected area. Part of the solution to supporting this project will rely on crowdfunding, a growing staple of fundraising.

Palau’s waters are home to over 1,000 species of tropical fish, and their new national marine sanctuary will cover approximately 600,000 square kilometers, an area about the size of France or Texas.

via Island Nation Sets Up World’s First Crowdfunded Marine Protected Area – Scientific American.