Hawaii Marine Monument a World Heritage Site
Source: ABC News
August 2, 2010
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument—a pristine haven for coral and other marine life, and a treasured site of ancient Hawaiian shrines—has been named a U.N. World Heritage site.
The area northwest of the main Hawaiian islands is the only U.S. location to make the list for both natural and cultural reasons, said monument spokesman Dan Dennison.
The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, made the decision at a meeting in Brazil, Dennison said.
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