Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Celebrates 10 Years as a World Heritage Site

On July 30, 2010, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (small post about it https://tropicalislands.net/the-papahanaumokuakea-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…

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The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created on June 15, 2006 by then-President George W. Bush. The monument covers approximately 360,000 km2 of reefs, atolls and shallow and deep seas up to 80 km off the coast of the Pacific Ocean - an area larger than all national parks in…

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Hawaii Islands

Hawaii is an American federal state. They joined the United States on August 21, 1959, as the last fiftieth member. They are the only American federal state that consists exclusively of islands. Hawaii is an archipelago in the central part of the Pacific, southwest of the continental United States, southeast…

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Guam

Guam is an island in the western Pacific and the territory of the United States. The island is the largest and southernmost of all the Mariana Islands. Guam's economy is largely dependent on tourism (mostly from Japan) and U.S. military bases. About 163,000 people live in Guam. Its area is…

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Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a group of volcanic islands that are part of the Republic of Ecuador. The islands are known for a large number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the second HMS Beagle voyage. His observations and collections contributed to Darwin's theory of evolution…

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Raivavae Island

Raivavae island is located in the southern part of French Polynesia. Its total land area, including offshore islets is 17.9 km2. Raivavae is located about 730 km southeast of Tahiti. Around 900 people live on the island. It is volcanic in origin, and is similar to Bora Bora, an island…

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Nuku Hiva Island

Nuku Hiva Island is the largest island in the Marquesas Islands group, in the north of French Polynesia. It is located about 1370km northeast of Tahiti. Its area is 339 km2. The highest altitude is 1224m. The population is about 2700 people. The island is volcanic and has a landscape…

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