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Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Due to widespread public support to protect areas for their natural, scientific, and historic significance within the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, President Barack Obama created the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument on September 15, 2016,. This area became the …

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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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