News & Events

Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Kīlauea Visitors Center Auditorium. ʻAlalā Project staff will present along with special guest Paul Banko, who will share his stories of working with ʻalalā in the wild. Come join us to learn more about the release and recovery of the ʻalalā, a beloved and unique ...
Read More “The Return of ʻAlalā” After Dark in the Park public presentation April 12

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) – Conservationists are celebrating the arrival of the first Hawaiian crow to be hatched at a Big Island breeding facility this season. Hawaiian crow, or alala, have been extinct in the wild since 2002. The crows hatched at the San Diego Zoo Global’s Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program on Hawaii Island, ...
Read More Hawaiʻi News Now: 1st Hawaiian crow of season hatches at Big Island facility

Come check out the festivities in honor of Earth Day at UH Hilo on Friday, April 22. The ʻAlalā Project will have a booth at the Conservation Career Day where keiki can learn how to feed an ʻalalā chick with a special puppet. We will be there along with many other conservation agencies from Hawaiʻi ...
Read More Conservation Career Day at UH Hilo

There will be a flock of ʻalalā “flying” through downtown Hilo on Saturday, April 2! Look for us as we march in the Merrie Monarch parade with our ʻalalā masks on. To help spread the word about the ʻAlalā Project and our upcoming release of birds back into the wild, we will be passing out ...
Read More ʻAlalā Project to participate in Merrie Monarch Parade

April 23, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm at Kamehameha Schools’ Keauhou Forest in Kaʻū. To register, contact Lahela Camara at [email protected] Registration deadline is April 8.

By TOM CALLIS Hawaii Tribune-Herald It’s almost time for the ‘alala to once again spread its wings over Hawaii Island’s forests. Hawaii’s last remaining native crow species, extinct in the wild for about 14 years, will begin to be released from a captive breeding program in September, with a dozen in all to be offered ...
Read More Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald: Triumphant Return? ʻAlalā to be released into the wild later this year

In collaboration with PacBio, scientists at San Diego Zoo Global and the University of Hawaii, Hilo have fully sequenced the genome of the ‘Alalā, or Hawaiian crow and shared the results of this effort at the recent annual Plant and Animal Genomics XXIV Conference in San Diego. The ‘Alalā was once reduced to a population ...
Read More Sequence of Rare Hawaiian Crow’s Genome Will Assist Conservation Efforts

Public Talk at Mountain View Public & School Library Presented by our Project Coordinator, Jackie Gaudioso-Levita Monday, March 14, 2016 6:30pm 18-1235 Volcano Hwy.; Tel. 968-2322