[Coral-List] Pacific Marine National Monuments
richmond at hawaii.edu
Tue Jun 27 18:04:15 EDT 2017
As many of you are aware, the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce have been tasked to review all national monument designations created under the Antiquities Act since 1996, that span at least 100,000 acres. This review includes the four U.S. Pacific Marine National Monuments: Papahānaumokuākea, The Pacific Remote Islands, The Marianas Trench, Rose Atoll, and the Atlantic Northeast Canyons and Seamounts. Marine monuments protect biodiversity, strengthen ocean health, improve livelihoods, protect cultures, and leave a legacy for future generations. A decision to rescind, resize or modify the existing status of these carefully vetted protected areas would negatively impact the marine life and the ecosystem services they provide.
If you support these important protected spaces, please sign the scientist letter on the link below. Please make sure to sign before July 5, 2017.
Please help spread the word.
Thanks and best wishes,
Robert H. Richmond, Ph.D.
Research Professor and Director
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Kewalo Marine Laboratory
41 Ahui Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 USA
e-mail: richmond at hawaii.edu <mailto:richmond at hawaii.edu>
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