Expand protections for the Pacific Remote Islands
Public Comment is now open for the proposed sanctuary designation of the Pacific Remote Islands. Join the public meetings in Honolulu (May 10), Hilo (May 11), Guam (May 17), Saipan (May 18), Rota (May 19), Tinian (May 20), or American Samoa (May 24), or submit your comments online or by mail by June 2. Learn more
The Pacific Remote Islands are home to some of the last wild and healthy ocean ecosystems on our planet. The land and sea hold rich history, from ancient Polynesian voyaging, to the efforts of the Hui Panalāʻau, to the Pacific theater of WWII. Our coalition is requesting to expand protections of the Pacific Remote Islands, honor the area’s unique history and cultural significance with a new name, and to adopt a co-management model of the Pacific Remote Islands so that traditional ecological knowledge and modern science can be at the forefront of ongoing and future protections for the Pacific.