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- Twitter https://twitter.com/dlnr Engage, educate and empower local communities to share in the responsibility, with DOCARE, of protecting Hawai‘i’s natural, cultural and historic resources.
- Impacts of Rodents & MongoosesImpacts of Rodents & Mongooses Arrival of Rodents and Mongooses in Hawaii Hawaii is the most isolated chain of islands in the world. Millions of years before the arrival of Polynesians, plants and animals arrived via wind, wings and waves. As they spread across the islands, many of these plants and animals changed over time, […]
- Drought PlanningHawaii Drought Plan 2017 Update The Commission updated the Hawaii Drought Plan in 2017. The Plan continues to emphasize mitigation and preparedness. Revisions to the Plan include a new section on climate change, simplified drought risk maps, refinement of drought communication protocols and recommended response actions, discussion of fresh water public trust purposes, and descriptions […]
- Current ConditionsNWS Drought Information Statement The National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office issues drought information statements as necessary on a monthly basis. These statements summarize hydrologic conditions and reported drought impacts from across the State of Hawaii. USGS Recent Hydrologic Conditions, Hawaii The U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Islands Water Science Center, summarizes rainfall, streamflow, and groundwater […]
- Editorial: Insurance Against Extreme Events: Pairing Short-Term Incentive with Long-Term StrategiesWhy do insurance companies classify certain types of risk as uninsurable? And why do insurance regulators prohibit insurers from setting premiums that reflect risk, particularly in locales that repeatedly suffer losses from natural disasters? The short answer is that insurance today is misunderstood and hence is not effectively meeting its most important objectives—to inform those […]
- CrittersMarine life disease and mortality events in Hawai`i Three factors drive wildlife populations: Recruitment, immigration/emigration, and mortality. Because of its isolation, Hawai`i has evolved a unique flora and fauna that has lost a lot of its innate defenses against more aggressive organisms imported from overseas. As a result, invasive animals and plants are major factors […]
- See Something? Make a Report!If you make an observation of a coral disease outbreak, coral bleaching, Crown-Of-Thorns-Starfish (COTS) outbreak, or sick/drying fish or other critters, please make an online report through the Eyes of the Reef (EOR) Reporting Network here: www.eorhawaii.org/make-a-report. Photos are extremely valuable, please send any photos of your observation to: [email protected] What happens to my report? […]
- Current Conditions Report: Winter 2014/15 Click report to download The Current Conditions report is a summary of reports DAR has received through the Eyes of the Reef Network.
- About UsThe Rapid Response Contingency Plan (RRCP) is a framework led by the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR). The Eyes of the Reef Network is a close partner and provides the online reporting system and training for the public. The acting RRCP Coordinator is Anne Rosinski, [email protected]
- Rapid Response Contingency Plan (RRCP)The Rapid Response Contingency Plan (RRCP) provides the Department of Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and its partners with a plan to respond to unusual events including coral disease, coral bleaching, and Crown-Of-Thorn Starfish (COTS) outbreaks. It was developed through several workshops, which were held in 2007-08 and included managers, scientists, NGOs, and ocean users. […]