Thursday, June 19, 2008

Animal News: President Bush Designates New Marine Sanctuary in Hawaii

Today, President Bush extended the stronger federal protections to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to guard its endangered monk seals, nesting green sea turtles and other rare species that live in the area.

This new national monument covers an archipelago (chain of islands) that spans 1,400 miles long and 100 miles wide in the Pacific Ocean. This region is home to more than 7,000 species, one fourth of which cannot be found anywhere else. It is the largest no-take marine conservation area in the world, covering 140,000 square miles of largely uninhabited islands, atolls, coral reef colonies and underwater peaks (seamounts).

If you're looking to help protect marine animals, you can buy any of these animal themed card sets. A part of each purchase is donated to help with global conservation,promoting worldwide conservation, and protecting the survival of animals in captivity. The cards are made using soy-based inks and recycled paper.

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