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  • Wisdom Nesting with Mate 11.21.2015

    Wisdom Prevails!

    The world's oldest known banded bird in the wild at 65+ years old returned to Midway November 2015. Her chick hatched February 1, 2016!

    Family Photo Album

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    Honoring Those Who Served

    Wearing the same helmet he wore on June 4, 1942 Colonel John Minicler is honored at the Battle of Midway National Memorial on June 4, 2012.

    Remembering the Battle of Midway

  • Native Plants Come Home

    Native Plants are Coming Home!

    Nai de Garcia assures a diversity of native plants survive from seed to field to help nature reestablish Midway's native seed bank.

    Field Report May - July 2016

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    President Obama Visits Midway!

    President Obama and Dr. Sylvia Earle enjoy an historic moment in time within the newly expanded Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

    Introducing his Name Sake Fish!

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Battle of Midway National Memorial

Monument

In 2000 Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge was designated the Battle of Midway National Memorial, so that the heroic courage and sacrifice of those who fought against overwhelming odds to win an incredible victory will never be forgotten.

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Restoring Midway Atoll's Ecosystem

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Exploring the depths of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and monumental above water wildlife and habitat management activities being conducted by a small cadre of Fish and Wildlife volunteers and contractors. See what's the latest from Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge!

Recent News

Visiting the Refuge

Refuge Virtual Visitation

Midway operational capacity to support wildlife conservation projects including visitor services operations has been reduced. We hope future resources and operational changes will offer opportunities, including facilities that can safely host the visiting general public on island. In the meantime, virtual online experiences and resources can help one visit Midway's spectacular resources through Google Streetview! http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/education/ virtual_visits.html and click the link for Midway atoll. Click the link below for an online self-guided historical tour of Sand Island.

Sand Island Historical Tour

Contractors and Agency Partners

Administrative Fee Schedule

February 12, 2016

Schedule of Fees for Services Rendered for Contractors and Agency Partners

Midway Fee Schedule

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Ensuring Midway's Historic and Wildlife Legacy

  • Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument by President Obama Creates World’s Largest Protected Area

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    President Obama announces the expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to become the world’s largest protected area! Photo Credit: Arthur Morris

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  • Kūkini Prevails!

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    In mid-July 2016 Kūkini, Wisdom's growing chick, was no longer sighted on Midway Atoll Refuge, so we hope he learned to fly and forage for squid throughout the 200 mile boundary of the newly expanded Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument! Kūkini will be spending most her non-reproductive years out at sea before coming back to Midway's Sand Island to find a mate. In the meantime we will be anticipating that Wisdom and Akeakamai (Wisdom's mate) might return in a few short months to rear another chick.

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  • NEW Website Launched!

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    Check-out the latest from our non-feathered Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge/Battle of Midway National Memorial!

    Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
  • Honoring Midway's Cultural and Natural Heritage

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    Pihemanu is a Hawaiian word for "loud din of birds" and Kuaihelani means "back bone of heaven." Both are place names for Midway Atoll within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The Monument's intrinsic cultural values assured it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site for both its cultural and natural heritage. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the Monument, the 5th Anniversary of its World Heritage inscription, and on August 26, 2016 the former designated trustees of the Monument along with Office of Hawaiian Affairs will continue this voyage together as protection begins for what is now the world's largest marine conservation area.

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016
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