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January 25, 2022

The people of Palau - a pristine ocean state made up of more than 300 islands in the western Pacific - warmly welcome travelers to their home every year. But the guests don't always know how to protect the country's beautiful beaches and coral atolls. Enter the Palau Pledge: an environmental pledge that's now part of visitors' visas, where they promise to "tread lightly, act kindly and explore mindfully" - while respecting the country's culture and heritage. (Thanks to Jennifer Koskelin-Gibbons and Susan Kloulechad)

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