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President Obama Establishes First Marine National Monument in U.S. Atlantic Waters

Today, President Obama announced the creation of the first marine monument in U.S. Atlantic waters. Located approximately 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, the 4,913 square mile Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is the latest addition …

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President Obama to Create Largest Protected Area on Earth through Papahanaumokuakea Expansion

Today the Obama Administration announced it would expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from 89 million to 373 million acres, creating the largest protected area on planet Earth. The President will highlight this enormous global conservation gain next week at the …

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Refuge Association Praises Expansion of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

In a huge victory for conservation, the Obama administration announced this morning the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument now covers approximately 490,000 square miles in the south-central Pacific Ocean …

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