News Releases

(LĪHUʻE, KAUA‘I) –  Only five of the native Hawaiian honeycreeper species, ‘akikiki, are left in the wild and chances of saving them are growing increasingly dire by the day. This frightening revelation was shared by Justin Hite of the Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project (KFBRP) during a community open house Tuesday evening. 

(HONOLULU) – The DLNR Division of State Parks (DSP) is hosting a community meeting to share input regarding Polihale State Park. The input was received by a survey and during previous open house events.

(HONOLULU) – Today, at a press conference as part of the Investing in America Tour, representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $3 million in federal funding to the State of Hawaiʻi for climate mitigation planning.

(HONOLULU) – This morning, at the 30th Annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference on Oʻahu, DLNR’s Edward “Luna” Kekoa received the 2023 Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Outstanding Leadership Award for his contributions to community-based natural resource management and conservation in the state.

(HONOLULU) – The state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) today voted to approve the dismantling of the Diamond Head Breakwater in front of Shangri La to address and deter unsafe behavior. Boulders from the breakwater will be relocated to create a natural rocky shoreline fronting the Shangri La estate seawall.

HONOLULU — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife released a draft environmental assessment for the use of Wolbachia-based incompatible male mosquitoes on the island of Kauaʻi to stop the spread of avian malaria. The draft environmental assessment will be available for public comment for 31 days.

(HONOLULU) – Granted, they had assistance from the drivers of 10 vehicles, who moved thousands of rare, threatened, and endangered Hawaiian snails from their home in Kailua to new digs in the Pearl City area, this morning. Their caretakers have dubbed the transfer, “The Great Snail Bail,” and believe it could well be a record for the number of protected species moved from one place to another at one time.

(HONOLULU) – Maintenance and repairs to portions of the Mānoa Falls Trail are scheduled to begin Monday, June 26 and will result in a five-day closure of the popular destination.

(HONOLULU) – Organizations across Hawai‘i are encouraged to apply for Kaulunani Community Partnership Grants to support projects that protect and enhance our urban and community trees and forests.

(HONOLULU) – The popular Diamond Head State Monument on O‘ahu was cleared at mid-day after the park’s water system had to be shut down.