Tag: US – Papahānaumokuākea

Countries fall short of U.N. pledge to protect 10% of the ocean by 2020; Chris Arsenault; MongaBay

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.

Source: Countries fall short of U.N. pledge to protect 10% of the ocean by 2020

UH researchers play major role in Papahānaumokuākea update; Mirage News

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NOAA report reveals condition of natural and cultural resources of Papahānaumokuākea; Sarah Marquis; Phys.org

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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.

Source: New report reveals insights into the condition of natural and cultural resources of Papahānaumokuākea

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.

Source: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument celebrates 10 years as a World Heritage Site | Red, Green, and Blue

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.”

Source: It’s been 10 years since Papahanaumokuakea was designated as a world heritage site

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.

Source: Today marks 10 years since Papahanaumokuakea was designated a World Heritage site | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Conserving World Heritage Landscapes; Alexandra Harper; Medium.com


A look at Papahānaumokuākea — a United States World Heritage Site…

Source: Conserving World Heritage Landscapes

Pacific bird refuge struggles as ocean garbage patch grows; Caleb Jones; Phys.org

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It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Climate Change Threat to World Heritage; Adam Markham; UCSUSA

The World Heritage list comprises more than 1,000 of our planet’s most important natural and cultural heritage sites, but from the ancient city of Venice to the forests and rivers of Yellowstone National Park, these extraordinary places are increasingly vulnerable to climate change. The 187 governments…

Source: It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Climate Change Threat to World Heritage

World’s Oldest Wild Bird Returns to Midway!; Sierra Sun Times

World’s Oldest Wild Bird Returns to Midway!

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America’s largest national monument is under threat; Aulani Wilhelm; Conservation International Blog

USA – Papahānaumokuākea

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.

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