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After Dark in the Park VideoPosted on November 27, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving week to all of our ʻAlalā friends and followers! We, here at The ʻAlalā Project, are very thankful for the support that we have received from all of you. We are also grateful that the 11 ʻAlalā we released this year are doing well in native forests on Hawai’i Island! For anyone who missed […]
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Maui Bird Conservation Center Open HousePosted on November 20, 2017
On December 2 and December 3 the Maui Bird Conservation Center will be holding its annual open house. There will be guided tours to see the birds housed at MBCC, presentations, crafts, snacks, and more. The event will be held at the center at 2375 Olinda Rd. Makawao, HI. Tours will be on a first […]
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Honolulu Magazine: Could Hawaiʻi’s Endangered Native Crow Be Saved From Extinction?Posted on November 13, 2017
By: Kim Steutermann Rogers Saving an endangered species can be inspiring, as seen through the comeback stories of the Nēnē and Hawaiian Monk Seals. Yet conservationists have spent decades working to re-establish Hawaiʻi’s last remaining crow- the ʻAlalā-in the wild. Last year’s crushing setback underscored the challenges facing those working to save these species from […]
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Puʻu Waʻa Waʻa Run for the Dry ForestPosted on October 20, 2017
Come support the conservation and restoration of dry forests in Hawaiʻi during the 11th Annual Run for the Dry Forest. The event is Saturday October 28th at Puʻu Waʻawaʻa. There will be a 10k run, a 5k walk/run, keiki run and activities, and a silent auction. The ʻAlalā Project will have an informational booth with […]
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“Return to the Wild: an update on the ʻAlalā releases” After Dark in the Park Public Presentation November 7Posted on October 20, 2017
On Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Kīlauea Visitors Center Auditorium The ʻAlalā Project staff will present an update on the most recent reintroduction efforts. Special guests Paul Banko (USGS) and Donna Ball (USFWS) will also share their past experiences of observing and working with ʻAlalā in the wild. Please […]
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Press Release: Second Group of ʻAlalā Released into Natural Area ReservePosted on October 20, 2017
Five young ‘alalā, two females and three males, were released into Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on the Island of Hawai‘i on Wednesday, October 11th.  This second group of birds joins a previous group that had been released into the forest at the end of September.  These eleven birds represent what conservationists hope will […]
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‘Alalā Released Into Natural Area ReservePosted on September 29, 2017
Six Alala Released into Hawaii Natural Area Reserve from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo. ‘ALALĀ RELEASED INTO NATURAL AREA RESERVE Continued Efforts to Reintroduce Rare Crow Species to Native Forests of Hawai’i Island   September 26, 2017 (Hilo, HI) – Six young ‘Alalā—critically endangered Hawaiian crows—were released into Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on the Island […]
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Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald: “Experts work to improve ʻAlalā’s chances”Posted on March 21, 2017
http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/experts-work-improve-alala-s-chances March 18, 2017 By IVY ASHE Hawaii Tribune-Herald Thursday evening’s community talk at Mokupapapa Discovery Center was more difficult than usual for ‘Alala Project outreach and education specialist Lea Ka‘aha‘aina. Last year, talks focused on plans for the long-awaited release of ‘alala (Hawaiian crow) back into the wild, where they have been extinct since […]
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Public Presentation at Lyman Museum May 1, 2017Posted on March 19, 2017
Monday, May 1, 7:00-8:30 pm at the Lyman Museum in Hilo. Come learn about the latest updates regarding the ʻAlalā reintroduction efforts. Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening public programs.  Limited seating; first come, first seated.   Additional parking next door at Hilo Union School. For more information, […]
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ʻAlalā Reintroduction Project Planning Further Releases After Recent ChallengesPosted on March 9, 2017
March 2, 2017 ‘ALALĀ REINTRODUCTION PROJECT PLANNING FURTHER RELEASES AFTER RECENT CHALLENGES Next Release Group to Receive Additional Predator-Aversion Training (HILO, HI) – Reintroduction efforts for the ʻAlalā, the native Hawaiian crow, began in December of last year with the release of five ʻAlalā into a Hawai‘i Island State Natural Area Reserve. Sadly, three birds […]
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