Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish (Some rights reserved)
Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state agencies, and Indigenous representation.
- For fans of parts and protected areas, what are the recommendations and suggestions for ecotourism / responsible travel / Indigenous tourism? Looking for both dos and don’ts!
- Given that the coming decade celebrates Indigenous Languages and Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, what are the ways that Papahānaumokuākea might weave these focal points?
How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea?
Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea.
Mai Ka Po Mai
Heiau = Shrines