Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

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Aloha and Welcome to Hawai‘i’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS).

DLNR is currently revising the 2005 CWCS.  Please review the 2005 CWCS and send us any suggestions for updates. Stay tuned for announcements of availability of draft documents to review, meetings, and how to participate.  Send us an email if you would like to be put on a list to receive updates.

The Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the Division of Aquatic Resources within the Department of Land and Natural Resources took the lead in developing Hawai‘i’s CWCS. In order to prepare its CWCS while meeting the deadline of October 1, 2005, Hawai‘i sought public participation in the planning process and built upon and expanded existing partnerships to pull together the needed information, to develop scientific recommendations for conservation action in this State, and to enlarge the support needed to implement the Strategy.

Hawai‘i’s Strategy identifies Species of Greatest Conservation Need and their affiliated habitats. It includes strategies for addressing those needs and the conservation of the diversity of species.

To view the final draft that was submitted to the National Advisory Acceptance Team on September 26, 2005, please click here.