Rapa Nui = Easter Island

Photo: MMAChile Spotlight on Chile’s Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Recommended Listeninghttp://www.radiolab.org/story/what-happened-easter-island-new-even-scarier-scenario The Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo, is a new visitor center located at the entrance to the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most visited place on …

Seychelles

Photo: UNEP Seychelles is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 km (932 miles) east of mainland East Africa. With a population of roughly 92,000, it has the smallest population of any sovereign country in Africa. Natural WorldCousin is a 27-hectare granitic island located 2 km west …

Henderson Island

Photo: Henderson UNESCO: Henderson Island, which lies in the eastern South Pacific, is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence. Its isolated location provides the ideal context for studying the dynamics of insular evolution and natural selection. It is particularly notable for the 10 …

Heard Island

Photo: Eddie Australia’s tallest mountain is located off the mainland on a remote island with an active volcano. Key Linkshttp://heardisland.antarctica.gov.auManagement plan Elsewhere on the Webhttp://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=577Heard Island ExpeditionFan page HeadlinesAustralia’s Heard Island: A mysterious land of fire and ice – @abcrural Wikipedia: The Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) is an Australian external territory …

Bonaire

Photo: @BonaireTourism Bonaire is an island in the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Its capital is Kralendijk, located near the ocean on the lee side of the island. Tourism Portals http://www.tourismbonaire.com http://www.tourismbonaire.com/en/over-bonaire/sustainable-bonaire @BonaireTourism Parks Bonaire National Marine Park http://www.stinapa.org – @STINAPABonaire Embedded Tweets Bonaire Marine Park provides production and recreation values – fisheries value …

Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is an insular region of France located in the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Parks http://www.guadeloupe-parcnational.fr/en https://twitter.com/png971 Tweets by png971 Wikipedia Guadeloupe Planeta.com Caribbean Islands

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area (2017)

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …