2020 State of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Released
Continued active management efforts necessary to combat human and natural effects
Papahānaumokuākea has released the 2020 State of the Monument Report on the status and trends of monument resources from 2008-2019. The report is intended to support ongoing adaptive management of the monument by helping to identify not only the status of resources, but also gaps in current monitoring efforts. It describes management implications, including future research and management needs.
The findings in the report document status and trends in the physical environment, living resources, and historical and cultural archaeological resources. It highlights issues that may require monitoring and management in the future, and provides a framework that can inform discussions among managers, researchers, communities, and stakeholders about preserving the integrity of Papahānaumokuākea.