Julian Stein, Marine Photobank
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    More than 245 marine scientists from 35 countries say the world needs a system of large, protected marine reserves, the <a href="http://www.globaloceanlegacy.org" target="external">Global Ocean Legacy</a>, a project of the Pew Environment Group, said today. In honor of World Oceans Day, the group released a statement saying overfishing, pollution and climate change are harming the world's oceans. The oceanic whitetip shark, shown here, is among the threatened marine wildlife found in the waters around the Chagos Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. In April, the Global Ocean Legacy announcd that the British government had designated the area as the world's largest marine reserve.
    Julian Stein, Marine Photobank
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    The gray reef shark is another threatened species that lives in the area around the Chagos Islands. The marine reserve around Chagos covers 210,000 square miles, an area larger than California and more than 60 times the size of Yellowstone National Park, according to the Pew Environment Group.
    Pete Faulkner, Marine Photobank
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    A red-footed booby, a large seabird, from the Chagos Islands marine reserve is shown here.
    Anne & Charles Sheppard
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    A school of yellowfin goatfish from the Chagos Islands is hown here. According to Pew, the islands rival the Galapagos Islands and the Great Barrier Reef in ecological diversity.
    Anne & Charles Sheppard
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    The giant bronze gecko, which lives in the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean, is listed as vulnerable.
    Justin Gerlach
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    The white-tailed eagle, which lives in Europe and western Russia, is on the World Conservation Union's list of endangered species.
    Chris Gomersall/RSPB Images
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    The Spanish lizard makes its home in the central mountains of Spain and is listed as endangered.
    Lars Bergendorf
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    The oceanic whitetip shark lives in tropical and subtropical regions, and is listed as vulnerable to extinction.
    Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch
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    The pink pigeon, lives in southwest Mauritius and Ile aux Aigrettes in the Indian Ocean.
    Kirsty Swinnerton
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    Juliana's golden mole, which lives in South Africa, is labeled endangered by the World Conservation Union.
    Tim Jackson
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