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October 2018 ReleasePosted on October 12, 2018
We are very excited to announce that on October 10th, the second group of 2018 birds was released! This group is made up of 3 females and 2 males making the total 10 birds released this year. The birds exited the aviary in a matter of hours and were seen feeding on supplemental food soon […]
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Run For The Dry Forest At Puʻu WaʻawaʻaPosted on October 1, 2018
Run For The Dry Forest Puʻu Waʻawaʻa October 27th, 2018 7:30 am-12:00 pm Come and support the conservation and restoration efforts of our dry forests on Hawaiʻi Island during the 12th Annual Run for the Dry Forest! The event is Saturday, October 27th at Puʻu Waʻawaʻa. There will be a 10k run, a 5k walk/run, keiki […]
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ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest- NEW DATEPosted on October 1, 2018
Ōhiʻa Love Fest- Rescheduled Event ʻImiloa Astronomy Center Hilo, HI October 21st, 2018 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Please join us at the Second Annual ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center. The ʻAlalā Project will have a booth with some fun activities and information about the project. The ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest is a FREE […]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 25, 2018   ADDITIONAL ‘ALALĀ RELEASED INTO NATURAL AREA RESERVE ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND Five More Birds Take Flight in The Forest   (Hilo, HI) – Tomorrow will mark a year since the successful reintroduction of critically endangered Hawaiian crows into the forests of Hawai’i. Yesterday researchers with The ʻAlalā Project released […]
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Science Friday: Bringing Back an Endangered CrowPosted on September 24, 2018
Recently Alison Greggor Ph.D., a post-doctoral research associate from the San Diego Zoo Globalʻs Hawaiʻi Endangered Bird Conservation Program and a member of the ʻAlalā Project, joined Ira Flatow on NPR’s Science Friday to discuss the current reintroduction efforts for the ʻAlalā. This segment was part of an episode discussing other interesting work being done here […]
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Press Release: Sights and Sounds Used to Train ʻAlalā to Avoid Predators After ReleasePosted on September 14, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 14, 2018   SIGHTS AND SOUNDS USED TO TRAIN ʻALALĀ TO AVOID PREDATORS AFTER RELEASE Live ‘Io (Hawaiian Hawk) Included in Training    (Hilo) – Anyone close to a flight aviary in the Pu‘u Maka‘āla Natural Area Reserve (NAR) recently would surely have wondered about all the ruckus. The distinctive calls […]
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Circle of Life Art Studio keiki drawing classPosted on September 10, 2018
 We are excited to announce a fun opportunity for the keiki! On Thursday, September 20th the Circle of Life Art Studio and The ʻAlalā Project will partner up to offer a keiki drawing class. There will be a short presentation about the ongoing reintroduction efforts by Rachel Kingsley, The ʻAlalā Projectʻs Education and Outreach Associate followed by […]
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Press Release: 11 ʻAlalā doing just fine after Hurricane LanePosted on August 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2018   11 ʻALALĀ DOING JUST FINE AFTER HURRICANE LANE DRENCHING Team Now Preparing for Additional Releases This Fall   (Hilo) – In their forest home in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve, on Hawai‘i Island, eleven ʻAlalā  (native Hawaiian crows) appear to have little difficulty following several days of […]
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Hawaiʻi Island Festival of BirdsPosted on August 13, 2018
Come and join us at the 3rd annual Bird Fair that is part of the Hawaiʻi Island Festival of Birds on September 15th from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Your general admission grants you access to the Bird Fair for a full day of celebrating Hawaiʻi’s birds and learning about their habitats and conservation challenges. Connect with artists, […]
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Keauhou Kaʻū Community Volunteer DayPosted on August 13, 2018
Want to be a forest guardian? Want to aloha ʻāina and give back to a place that is important to many of our native species? Then you should join the Nā Kiaʻi Kūmokuhāliʻi program and Three Mountain Alliance for their upcoming Keauhou Community Day on September 22nd! Expect to get outside, get a little dirty, […]
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