Once a Marine Protected Area Is Created, What Happens Next?

You might not think travelling throughout the South Pacific sounds like hard work. Don’t tell that to Kevin Iro. Kevin Iro, Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna and CI President Russ Mittermeier walking on a Cook Islands beach in 2012. (© Conservation International/photo by Toby de Jong) Over the past two years the former rugby star has been island hopping through the palm-tree studded, turquoise coasts of the Cook Islands, but not as a tourist.

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