Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Marks Major Milestones

12/6/2010


Representatives of the State of Hawaii, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. State Department along with hundreds of conservation managers, marine scientists, conservation activists, political leaders and policy makers helped celebrate two globally significant milestones for Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument at the Hawaii Convention Center on Dec. 3.

The event commemorated Papahanaumokuakea's inscription on the World Heritage List, for being a place of universally outstanding natural and cultural features, and the 10th anniversary of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (NWHICRER), established by President Bill Clinton on Dec. 4, 2000.