I am on the plane returning from the Cook Islands. All I can say is “Wow.”
Iro is the brains behind the Cook Islands Marine Park, which will be the world’s largest marine protected area.
The idea of protecting large swaths of ocean is catching on.
In the Cook Islands, overfishing by commercial vessels has damaged the livelihoods of artisanal fishermen.
We are on the crest of a new wave of marine conservation.
Amelia’s final resting place may be the waters of Kiribati — a place I’ve been working to protect for nearly a decade.