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- Endangered Seabird Team Receives National Recognition For Innovation; Protecting Rare Endemic Seabirs on Kauai(HONOLULU) - They use technology like radar, acoustic monitoring devices and lasers. They reach into cliff-top burrows to monitor breeding birds and they partner with other organizations to protect the birds from introduced predators like feral cats that attack them. They exemplify partnership by forging relationships with numerous organizations, working together to save endangered seabirds on Kauai from extinction. For their efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recognized the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) with its 2015 Endangered Species Recovery Champions Award.
- Getting Stewardship Projects On The Map(HONOLULU) - Are you a part of the community that cares for our lands and waters? While natural resource managers and conservation professionals prepare to gather in Honolulu this week for the annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, they represent only a part of the larger community of stewards. Community-based and civic stewardship groups are crucial to the well-being of our communities, yet many of their activities are not understood or even recognized.
- Black-Footed Albatross At Kure Atoll State Wildlife Refuge Named In Honor Of Japanese Student Who Sent A Message In A Bottle 7 Years AgoDEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release November 27, 2013 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS AT KURE ATOLL STATE WILDLIFE REFUGE NAMED IN HONOR OF JAPANESE STUDENT WHO SENT A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE 7 YEARS AGO “Rumi” the Black-Footed Albatross completed a forage from […]
- DLNR Accepting Nominations For American Forests’ National Register Of Big TreesHONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 National Register of Big Trees. Across the United States, the largest trees of their species joined the ranks of the more than 780 national champion trees listed in American Forests’ National Register of Big Trees. More than 40 new champions were crowned across 50 states and the District of Columbia, including 6 new champions in Hawaii.
- 36 Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds Fledge In First Two Years Of Relocation Effort(Kilauea Point, Kauai) – “An enormous success,” is how people and organizations involved in an effort to further protect endangered Hawaiian seabirds describe the first two seasons of translocating Hawaiian Petrels and the first Newell’s Shearwaters to a predator-proof enclosure at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kaua‘i’s north shore.
- More Rapid ʻŌhi‘a Death Confirmed On Kaua‘i(Lihue) - Rapid ʻŌhi‘a Death (ROD), a disease killing ʻōhiʻa trees, has been confirmed at two new locations on Kaua‘i. Since ROD was discovered in Moloa‘a State Forest Reserve in 14 trees earlier this year, a collaborative team of scientists from state, federal, and private organizations has been working together to survey the island and develop response plans to an introduced disease threat facing Hawai‘i’s native tree. ʻŌhiʻa is considered foundational to Hawaiian forests and culture.
- Kaulunani, Hawaii’s Urban And Community Forestry Program Receives Sustainability Award For Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk AssessmentHONOLULU — The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program was recently awarded the PlantPono/Invasive Plants Advocacy Award from the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii for having the vision to support the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment, which has transitioned from being a UH research project to one of the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council's key prevention projects.
- Hawai‘i’s Legacy Land Conservation Program Seeks Applicants For Conservation Acquisition FundsHONOLULU – Protection of Hawai‘i lands having valuable cultural, natural, or agricultural resources can be achieved through grants from the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Legacy Land Conservation Program (LLCP).
- FY 2021 Wildland-Urban Interface and Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Applications OpenSeeking providers for two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service competitive grant programs: Wildland-Urban Interface and Landscape Scale Restoration Grants DOFAW is looking for other non-federal landowners, agencies and organizations interested in collaborating on joint projects across land ownership and management boundaries for both programs: WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE GRANTS Funds to mitigate risk from […]
- School Children Help Release Rescued ShearwatersLIHU'E – School children from Island School helped release five fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) and one Leach's Storm-petrel yesterday as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event. The event was organized by the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our Shearwaters (SOS) project.