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Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald: “Experts work to improve ʻAlalā’s chances”Posted on March 21, 2017 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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Public Presentation at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center March 16, 2017Posted on March 8, 2017
Our next public talk has been moved up to next Thursday, March 16, from 6:00-7:00 pm at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in Hilo. Come learn about the latest updates regarding the ʻAlalā reintroduction efforts. We will have ʻAlalā t-shirts, hats, and notecards available for a donation, and proceeds support the ʻAlalā Project.  
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ʻImiloa Astronomy Center’s Birthday Celebration Feb. 26Posted on January 19, 2017
Mark your calendars! “Earth, Sea & Sky” ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s FREE Birthday Celebration is on Sun. Feb. 26 from 9am-4pm. The ʻAlalā Project will be hosting a booth with keiki activities. The exhibit halls and planetarium are open and free during the event as well. We’ve got a day filled with awesome planetarium shows, indoor […]
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No KBCC Open House this yearPosted on January 19, 2017
Aloha ʻAlalā supporters! We know many of you look forward to the annual Keauhou Bird Conservation Center open house, which is usually held around this time of year. Unfortunately, KBCC will not be able to host an open house this year due to the intensive effort being put towards the ʻAlalā reintroduction. Mahalo for your […]
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The Endangered Forest Birds of Hawai‘i,on KFVE-TV (K5) on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.Posted on January 18, 2017
The Endangered Forest Birds of Hawai‘i, airs on KFVE-TV (K5) on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.  It will be available online for viewing after 7 p.m. on Jan. 21st at You may also see some clips of the special here: prior to it […]
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Two young ‘Alalā were moved back into an aviary at the State of Hawai‘i’s Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve last week, as conservationists work to overcome challenges faced by the birds during their reintroduction. A group of five birds were released into the protected reserve on December 14. Although the birds had been observed doing […]
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‘Alalā Released Dec. 14!Posted on December 15, 2016
‘Alalā Released into Natural Area Reserve Species Returns After Being Extinct in the Forests of Hawai‘i for Over a Decade Photo: San Deigo Zoo Global Five young ‘Alalā—critically endangered Hawaiian crows—were released into Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on the Big Island of Hawai‘i on Dec, 14. The group of male birds took a few […]
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ʻAlalā Paint and Sip With Artist Patrick Ching Dec. 14Posted on December 5, 2016
Come paint your very own ʻAlalā, led by artist Patrick Ching, on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5-8 pm at Wainaku Executive Center in Hilo! We are partnering with Circle of Life art studio to put on this fun fundraising event. The $50 fee covers all materials and includes a complimentary drink, and proceeds help support […]
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