In the mood to watch something educational? Video can be a great way to learn about Hawai‘i’s unique natural resources, and to see people and places that you might otherwise not have a chance to see. Our videos are organized into categories below so you can find what interests you.
Interested in a particular type of conservation story? Use these links to jump directly to stories about forests, plants & natural areas, birds, kāhuli (snails) & insects, hunting, or invasive species.
Shorts: Public Service Announcements
Our short, 30-60s videos make sure you get just the info you need to safely enjoy nature in Hawaiʻi.
Our stories feature projects and people who help protect natural resources in Hawaiʻi. Most are short, 2-4min project featurettes, while some are 30min documentaries that really dive into a topic. Interested in a particular type of conservation story? Use these links to jump directly to stories about forests, plants & natural areas, birds, kāhuli (snails) & insects, hunting, or invasive species.
Conservation Stories: Forests, Plants, and Natural Areas
Saving ʻŌhiʻa: This Emmy-Award-winning film from CGAPS & Club Sullivan explores the importance of ‘ōhi‘a and the impact of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death.
Conservation Stories: Birds
Saving Kiwikiu: This DLNR special follows biologists working to preserve the kiwikiu and its habitat.
Conservation Stories: Kāhuli (snails) & Insects
Conservation Stories: Hunting
Conservation Stories: Invasive Species
Our oral history series focuses on people who have special connections to or knowledge of natural resources. This is a new content area that we intend to expand soon, so check back later for more oral histories.
Meet the People of Forestry & Wildlife
Who works at Forestry and Wildlife, and why do they choose to work here? Our staff are just like you: they’re people who care about Hawai‘i and are trying to help maintain and enhance the natural resources that make Hawai‘i a special place. If you’re interested in interning or working with us, or you’re just curious about what we do, watch the videos below to meet some our staff, hear about their work, why they do it, and their advice to anyone considering working in this field. You can learn more on our About Us page.
Ande Buskirk, Hawaiʻi Island Outreach Specialist
2022 ʻŌlelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition: Forest Inspired
Forestry & Wildlife sponsors the category “Forest Inspired” in the annual Youth XChange Student Video Competition coordinated by ʻŌlelo Community Media. The videos below were created by local students to describe how they are inspired by Hawaiʻi’s forests.
ROD and the ʻŌhiʻa Tree
Winner (Elementary): Braeden Redira, Pearl City Highlands Elementary
Ka Nahele O Ka Mokupuni
Winner (Middle School): Chloe Liu, Mirah Levine, Leila Manibo, Sophia Tada, Kaimukī Middle School
Ola Kākou I Ka ʻĀina
Winner (High School): Anuhea Vida, Kamehameha Schools Maui