26 Aug '16, 1pm

Obama expands Hawaii marine reserve to double the size of Texas

Obama expands Hawaii marine reserve to double the size of Texas

Hawaii’s governor David Ige requested the expansion of the marine reserve earlier this year in response to a community-driven effort to protect what has been called “one of the earth’s last best examples of a healthy marine ecosystem.” Enlarging the already protected area will provide further safeguards for the biodiverse region, parts of which have been designated as a marine reserve for decades. PMNM was originally established in 2006 by then-President George W. Bush as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument , and the name was updated the following year.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/obama-expands-hawaii-marine-reserve-...

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