Stunning success is rare for conservation, so I'm thrilled to point to the new Northwest Hawaiian Islands marine reserve!
Renowned environmentalist George Bush signed an order making the reserve off limits to activites that can harm ocean ecosystems. The limits are strict and sweeping, and they take effect immediately.
I repeat, WOW!
Click here for full details on the islands, the ocean ecosystems, etc.
This is ocean conservation done right. I hope it's just the beginning in reversing the tide of ocean decline. This has taken a lot of work by a lot of people, over a period of many years, and it's great to see the deal close.