Yarari Sanctuary established
During her visit to Saba and Bonaire at the beginning of September 2015, State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Mrs. Sharon Dijksma, publicly announced the establishment of the “Yarari” Marine Mammal and Shark Sanctuary, which encompasses all of the waters around the islands of Bonaire and Saba including the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The name of the Sanctuary “Yarari” is a Taíno Indian word, meaning ‘a fine place’.
This news article was published in BioNews 18.
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