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Niue walking the talk on protecting 100% of its Ocean space

The Government of Niue has teamed up with Tofia Niue to announce the Niue Nukutuluea Multiple-Use Marine Park.

A special ceremony was held in Auckland yesterday to mark the launch of the special announcement. 

The Marine Park is a result of bold new marine legislations passed in 2020 and 2021, and will ensure that Niue’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and sovereign waters are protected and sustainably used.

The Niue Nukutuluea Multiple-Use Marine Park safeguards 100 percent of its EEZ, and fully protects 40 percent as a no-take Large Scale Marine Protected Area (Niue Mona Mahu). 

With the establishment of the Marine Park, Niue exceeds many of the global goals for conservation and responsibilities laid out through the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Convention on Biodiversity and the Paris Agreement among others. 

The decision reflects Niue’s ancestral tradition of taking only what is needed from the ocean to sustain life and ensure continued abundance for future generations. 

It also underpins the centrality of sustainable and responsible tourism that has been a significant part of Niue’s sustainable development agenda and economy over the last decade. 

Niue continues to call on all stakeholders around the globe to ’walk the talk’ in contributing to real ocean conservation – including individuals, businesses, corporations, philanthropy and Governments. 

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