Kiwis Back Sea Sanctuary

The vast majority of Kiwis support creating a marine sanctuary in the Kermadec Islands northeast of New Zealand, a new poll indicates. Results of a Colmar Brunton poll released May 19 by WWF New Zealand showed 89 percent of respondents wanted to see a 620,000km2 sanctuary become a reality.

The sanctuary – which would be New Zealand’s largest and increase its ocean protection by 3000 percent – is being proposed through the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill, which passed its first reading unanimously at Parliament in March. It is now scheduled to be considered by Parliament’s Local Government and Environment Committee.

– NZHerald, read more: http://bit.ly/1TvJ3Xz