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Biologists Look to the Future Following ʻAlalā MortalityPosted on December 14, 2018
Aloha all ʻAlalā friends and followers, We have the unfortunate news of announcing that one of the released ʻAlalā was recently found dead. On Thursday, December 6, 2018, a male ʻAlalā was found under a tree root covered in vegetation and with severe wounds to the body. A preliminary necropsy performed by San Diego Zoo […]
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Cohort Interactions Blog PostPosted on December 4, 2018
Recently Alison Greggor, Ph.D. San Diego Zoo Global wrote an informative blog post on how the two release cohorts of ʻAlalā have been interacting with each other. If you would like to check out this post please click here: https://institute.sandiegozoo.org/science-blog/highly-anticipated-meeting-one-world’s-rarest-birds
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Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Open HousePosted on December 4, 2018
We are excited to announce the dates for the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Open House! This is your opportunity to see the work being done with some of the endangered, endemic birds in the islands including the ʻAlalā. This event will be held on January 12 & January 13, 2019. Tour start times will be […]
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Third Thursday by the Bay Lecture Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery CenterPosted on November 9, 2018
Please join us at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, on November 15th, at 5:30 pm for the free lecture as part of the Third Thursday by the Bay Lecture Series. Rachel Kingsley, education and outreach associate for The ‘Alalā Project, will present an update on the most recent reintroduction efforts to establish a wild population of ‘Alalā, […]
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After Dark in the Park: Return to the Wild, One Year Later: An update on the reintroduction efforts of ʻAlalāPosted on November 9, 2018
Through intensive conservation efforts 11 ʻAlalā, the endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow, have survived in native Hawaiian forests for over a year.  On Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 pm Rachel Kingsley, the Education and Outreach Associate for The ʻAlalā Project, will provide information about this unique species, an update on the birds that have been […]
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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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Press Release: ADDITIONAL ‘ALALĀ RELEASED INTO NATURAL AREA RESERVE ON HAWAI‘I ISLANDPosted on September 25, 2018
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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