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Features: September 2010

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UNESCO Inscribes Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to its World Heritage List

On July 30, when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a mixed (natural and cultural) World Heritage Site, the venerable global leader affirmed that the unique island chain is one of only 26 places on Earth where conservation is as crucial to human history as it is to wildlife and natural resources.

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