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Can We Save the Oceans? Sure.

By August 21, 2011

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The ocean is under siege from over-fishing, pollution, climate change and other threats. Can we save it?

Yes, according to the results of a 10-year study of Cabo Pulmo National Park, a marine sanctuary located near the southern tip of Baja California in Mexico. The study revealed that total amount of fish in the reserve boomed more than 460 percent from 1999 to 2009 after the sanctuary was created in 1995.

This was an impressive effort, and that fact that local enforcement was led by a few determined families, makes it even more so. If a poor fishing community in Baja can do it ...

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