Midway Atoll is home to not only a rich history from the famed World War II battle, it is also the heart of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and the greater Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is a World Heritage Site encompassing 583,000 square miles of ocean waters, including ten islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Midway Atoll is home to one of the most important albatross colonies in the Northern Pacific Ocean, but these seabirds need your help. Invasive, predatory house mice are eating the albatrosses alive. These mice threaten hundreds of thousands of Midway’s seabirds, including the world’s largest Laysan albatross colony, an important black-footed albatross colony, critically endangered Laysan ducks, and 19 other species. Our production company is a proud partner and Albatross Ambassador for Island Conservation. For more information on how you can help Midway, visit NoExtinctions.org.
Midway Atoll is not only part of a marine national monument, it is also recognized and protected as part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System. The Battle of Midway National Memorial and Midway National Wildlife Refuge are important designations that help protect Midway for future generations. Tandem worked closely with the refuge system to help bring this resource to the American public. For more information, visit FWS.gov.