About the Phoenix Islands

Paradise Found: The Phoenix Islands

Paradise Found: The Phoenix Islands explores eight of the world's most pristine coral atolls -- the Phoenix Islands of the Pacific nation of Kiribati.  As part of the New England Aquarium’s Primal Ocean Project, a group of scientists and experienced divers set out in 2000 and 2002 to catalogue the wealth of species found in these coral reefs.  This baseline data was the foundation for what is now the one of the largest Marine Protected Areas on Earth: the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA).  The natural resources of PIPA are protected from commercial overfishing using a sustainable, innovative plan: a conservation endowment. Revenue earned will allow this coral paradise to be protected into the future. (25 min.) (Available in DVD-NTSC and DVD-PAL only)

This film was produced specifically for educational purposes. For more information, please contact:
New England Aquarium’s Conservation Dept. Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 USA
Telephone: +1-617-226-224; Fax: +1-617-973-0242; Email: WOWfilms@neaq.org