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- 01/16/19-FORESTS FOR LIFE TELEVISION SPECIAL CHRONICLES LIFE-GIVING BENEFITS OF NATIVE FORESTS & WATERSHEDS(Honolulu) – Forests for Life, is a comprehensive, one-hour documentary that chronicles the life-giving importance of Hawai‘i’s native forests. Set to debut on KFVE-TV (K5) on Friday, January 18th at 7 p.m., the special, produced by the Hawai‘i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), is the culmination of five years of taping and conducting interviews in stunning and remote parts of the state.
- 01/15/19-‘IOLANI PALACE STATE MONUMENT TO CLOSE EARLIER (Honolulu)–Beginning on February 1, 2019 the operating hours of the ‘Iolani Palace State Monument grounds will change from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. to an earlier closure time of 6:00 p.m.
- 01/15/19-STEWARDSHIP MAPPING AND ASSESSMENT PROJECT LAUNCH(Honolulu)–Are you someone who cares about our land and water? The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) wants to hear from you. Be part of the first intensive effort in Hawaiʻi to take stock of the diverse community of groups that care of our many special places, mauka to makai.
- 01/13/19-250 TONS OF MARINE DEBRIS AND COUNTING ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND (Na‘alehu) – It took a few months to celebrate the milestone, but last night staff and dozens of volunteers for the Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (HWF) marked reaching 250-tons of marine debris collection just off Hawai‘i island. The group also received a DLNR & You Citizen Conservationists Award in recognition of their efforts.
- 01/12/19-SPERM WHALE CARCASS TOWED TO SEA AND RELEASED 15 MILES OFF SHORE (Honolulu) – A cooperative operation between city & county, state, and federal government agencies resulted in the successful removal of a decomposing whale carcass from shallow waters fronting Sand Island State Recreation Area.
- 01/11/19-FISH SEIZED IN LAY NET BUST PROVIDE VALUABLE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION(Honolulu) – More than 500 Aholehole confiscated from a pair of fishermen eight days ago did not go to waste. Many people inquired on social media about the fate of the fish. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) photographed them for evidence and then turned them over to the Division of Aquatic Resources’ (DAR) Anuenue Fisheries Research Center at Sand Island.
- 01/11/19-BOTTOMFISHING TO RESUME IN ONE THIRD OF PREVIOUSLY RESTRICTED AREAS(Honolulu) – Today, the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) agreed to a request from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) to reopen four of twelve Bottomfish Restricted Areas (BRFAs) in the Main Hawaiian Islands. These restricted areas were first established in 1998 to provide refuge for what are known as the deep-7 bottomfish species.
- 01/11/19-UPDATE ON WHALE CARCASS OFF SAND ISLAND PARK(Honolulu) - The carcass of a sperm whale, first spotted off-shore from Kewalo Basin yesterday is now “hard-a-ground” adjacent to Sand Island State Recreation Area. Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), are working with NOAA’s Marine Mammal Response team, and City and County of Honolulu Ocean Safety on plans to try and remove the carcass on Saturday.
- 01/10/19-VETERAN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER PICKED TO LEAD STATE CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT(Honolulu) - Jason Redulla, a 15-year veteran of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and 27-year law enforcement professional, has been chosen as the agency’s new enforcement chief. Redulla currently serves as DOCARE’s Deputy Enforcement Chief and Assistant Division Administrator.
- 01/06/19-DOCARE OFFICERS BUST REPEAT OFFENDER FOR LAY NET VIOLATION(Honolulu) – On Thursday, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) were on routine patrol in windward O‘ahu when they observed a lay net violation in progress. This was on Kawa Stream, just makai of the Kahana Bridge.