Palmyra Atoll NPR's Alex Chadwick reports on The Nature Conservancy's project to preserve the Palmyra Atoll, a thousand miles south of Hawaii. There's nothing else quit like it...it has hundreds of uninhabited acres, and the most diverse reefs in U.S. waters. They're in pristine condition because hardly anyone has ever lived there. A Hawaiin family bought the atoll in the 1920's, and now they're ready to sell it. The Nature Conservancy is hoping to raise 37 million dollars to buy it.

Palmyra Atoll

Palmyra Atoll

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NPR's Alex Chadwick reports on The Nature Conservancy's project to preserve the Palmyra Atoll, a thousand miles south of Hawaii. There's nothing else quit like it...it has hundreds of uninhabited acres, and the most diverse reefs in U.S. waters. They're in pristine condition because hardly anyone has ever lived there. A Hawaiin family bought the atoll in the 1920's, and now they're ready to sell it. The Nature Conservancy is hoping to raise 37 million dollars to buy it.