US Going to Create World’S Major Protected Marine Area Off Hawaii (Download PDF)


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Barack Obama a President of United States is going to expanding Hawaii’s (his native place) national monument Papahanaumokuakea which will be world’s largest protected marine reserve area.

Image of protected marine area off Hawaii

Image of Protected Marine Area off Hawaii

Image of protected marine area off Hawaii

Key Facts

  • After the expansion Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will cover area around 582,578 square miles so it will be quadruples in the size from current size.
  • This expansion will help to protect more than 7,000 species and update an ecosystem dealing with ocean acidification and warming.
  • Coral reefs and underwater marine habitats will become safe permanently which are home to marine species such as rare whales and sea turtles.
  • Previously in 20006, the monument designated by the US President George W. Bush in as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument.
  • Latter it was named as Papahanaumokuakea in the honor of Papahanaumoku and Wakea (the husband-and-wife Hawaiian gods of earth and sky).
  • In 2010, this area was designated as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16th November 1945 at place de Fontenoy, Paris.
  • It is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).
  • It mainly works for peace and security by promoting international collaboration by educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to improve universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights in the United Nations Charter.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 22, 2016


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