Covering a swath of ocean larger than Peru around coral reefs, golden beaches and rocky atolls in north Hawaiʻi, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is one of the world’s largest marine protected areas — and the biggest in North America. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi), two dozen species of whales and dolphins, and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), among thousands of other creatures.
NOAA report reveals condition of natural and cultural resources of Papahānaumokuākea; Sarah Marquis; Phys.org
New report reveals insights into the condition of natural and cultural resources of Papahānaumokuākea; Sarah Marquis; National Marine Sanctuaries
NOAA has published a peer-reviewed State of the Monument report that was jointly produced by the co-trustees of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument celebrates 10 years as a World Heritage Site; Red, Green, and Blue
On July 30, 2010, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was inscribed as a mixed World Heritage site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Because the monument represents one of the best examples of both the world’s cultural as well as natural heritage, it has the distinction of being named the only mixed World Heritage site within the United States.
It’s been 10 years since Papahanaumokuakea was designated as a world heritage site; Chavonnie Ramos; Hawaii News Now
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognized the monument as “one of the best examples of both the world’s cultural as well as natural heritage.”
Today marks 10 years since Papahanaumokuakea was designated a World Heritage site; Nina Wu; Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument today celebrates its 10th anniversary as a World Heritage site.
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America’s largest national monument is under threat; Aulani Wilhelm; Conservation International Blog
Editor’s note: U.S. President Donald Trump has issued an unprecedented executive order instructing the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments greater than 100,000 acres created since 1996. After the review, the president could attempt to shrink or delist these national monuments — an action that, while likely to be challenged in court, could have severe consequences for the conservation of the United States’ critical natural areas. Conservation International’s (CI) senior vice president for oceans, ‘Aulani Wilhelm — a Native Hawaiian and the monument’s first superintendent — considers the importance of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, one of the national monuments on the chopping block.