Huffington post recently noted Oceana's conservation efforts in the South Pacific ocean "near" Chile. Always encouraging.
The comparison to Easter Island, also a remote island in the South Pacific, is noteworthy.
Easter Island was full of vegetation and animals and fish before local indigenous people used them all up. Then they felt the deadly, and gruesome, impact of a stripped and desolate island far away from any others.
Kind of reminds me of something else...oh yeah, kind of like planet Earth. A big blue marble in space, finite resources, very far from anything remotely like it.
Links: Easter Island. Huffington Post. Oceana.