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June 2007

United Nations Called Upon to Provide Urgent Protection to Sea Turtles

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(New York)— The world’s most critically endangered sea turtle, the Pacific leatherback, will be highlighted this week at the eighth meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea meeting in New York, as conservation groups call for the UN to implement a new Pacific wide network of Marine Protected Areas in an effort to bring the species back from the brink of extinction.

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