Posted: June 24, 2020

Papahānaumokuākea Research and Conservation Fund Announces $1 Million in Grants to Support Management and Conservation

Credit: Steven Gnam/NOAA Fisheries
Credit: Steven Gnam/NOAA Fisheries

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced that its Papahānaumokuākea Research and Conservation Fund has awarded more than $1 million in funding for projects that support management and conservation of the monument.

Projects awarded will help to address ongoing management challenges, further research recent events, such as the effects of Hurricane Walaka and unidentified nuisance alga, and will aid in our efforts to educate the public about the monument.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the monument’s designation as a World Heritage Site inscribed for both its biological and cultural importance globally. Papahānaumokuākea is an important home to thousands of unique wildlife and habitats, including species like the Hawaiian monk seal, green sea turtle, and Laysan albatross. Funded research will allow us to work closely to safeguard these creatures and contribute to management of this special place.

For more information, read the press release here.