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Press Release: Eleven ‘Alalā Thriving In Native Forest After Three & A Half Months- Continual Monitoring & Preps Underway for Additional ReleasesPosted on January 24, 2018
You usually hear them before you see them. There’s no mistaking the loud and often times synchronized cacophony of caws from eleven ‘Alalā released into a Hawai‘i Island Natural Area Reserve (NAR) last fall. These birds, seven young males and four young females, represent what conservationists hope is the beginning of a recovered population of […]
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ʻAlalā Outreach Presentation at Volcano Art CenterPosted on January 10, 2018
Aloha all ʻAlalā friends and followers. We will be giving a public presentation and update on the reintroduction efforts at the Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus! This will be on Thursday, January 18 at 7pm-8pm. The campus is located in Volcano village. We will have our project hats and t-shirts with art by Patrick Ching […]
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Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Open HousePosted on December 22, 2017
Happy H-ʻAlalā-idays! We are excited to announce that the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center , located outside Volcano HI, will be holding their open house again this year. The event will be taking place on January 20th and 21st. There will be guided tours starting at 8am, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm to see ʻAlalā, Puaiohi (Small Kauaʻi […]
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San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Blog Post: Establishing Anti-Predator Behavior in ʻAlalāPosted on December 19, 2017
Aloha ʻAlalā friends! We wanted to share a blog post about recent observations of released ‘Alalā, written by staff of San Diego Zoo Global’s Institute for Conservation Research. The ʻAlalā Project partnership of  the State of Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), San Diego Zoo Global, U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]
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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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