News Releases

(LIHUE) - This morning a critically endangered ‘akikiki received VIP treatment with a helicopter ride from a valley deep in the Alaka‘i Plateau to safety at the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC).

(Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park) – Today, eighty coral scientists, researchers, biologists, and managers from around the country received an up close and personal observation of the health of coral colonies in Kealakekua Bay, one of the most popular snorkel stops on the west side of Hawai‘i Island.

(LĪHUʻE) – As five members of a bird rescue team packed up for 10-days at a field camp in a remote area of Kaua‘i, they all understand the challenges they’ll face and a looming sense of desperation.

(HONOLULU) – Trees are critical when it comes to our community and lifestyle. So how can we support them to make the places we live, work, and play more healthy, sustainable, and resilient?

(HILO) – One had a toe injury. Another had a broken leg. A third nēnē (Hawaiian goose) had a wing amputated. Earlier this month, all three birds were released into the Hawai‘i Island Nēnē Sanctuary, on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea. 

(KAILUA-KONA, HAWAIʻI ISLAND) – A collaboration of 13 federal agencies, seven U.S. states, territories, commonwealths, and three Freely Associated States comprise the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF). Task force members meet  twice a year. The USCRTF was established in 1998 by Executive Order to lead U.S. efforts to preserve and protect coral reef ecosystems across jurisdictions. 

(Hā‘ena, Kaua‘i) – During the administration of Gov. David Ige, three critical near-shore marine environments received additional protections, to sustain them well into the future. 

(HONOLULU) – For the past 15 days, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) have provided enforcement and education at Kaimana Beach, while Rocky, a mother monk seal, taught her pup the skills it will need to survive on its own.

(HONOLULU) – Is there a role for everyone in wildfire prevention? Answers to this question and more were addressed at two virtual community planning workshops held Tuesday for residents of East Honolulu

(Waikōloa, Hawai‘i Island) – Just south of Waikōloa Village, the resort area, and mauka of Highway 190 near the Puu Lani Subdivision, a 17,000-acre wildfire has left a charred landscape. That’s 26.5-square-miles of burned land, that dozens of firefighters, supported by heavy equipment and air assets, have worked a week to extinguish. Today, they achieved 90 percent containment of the fire.