President Trump has called for a review of the protections for the
Papahānaumokuākea and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments
On April 28 President Trump signed an executive order to review recent Marine Monument designations, which includes Papahānaumokuākea and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments. These areas—with shark-dominated ecosystems, 4,000 year-old coral, and countless undiscovered species—were supposed to be protected in perpetuity and free from any commercial extraction. Now, President Trump has directed the Interior and Commerce Secretaries to review the need for these vital protections. He’s given these agencies 45 to 180 days to come up with a plan. We need your urgent help to uphold the current protections!