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June 2007

United Nations Called Upon to Provide Urgent Protection to Sea Turtles

By Sea Turtles

(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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