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- Removal of Large Net Mass at Halawa Moloka‘i Takes Teamwork(Halawa, Moloka‘i) -- It took a community effort over several weeks to successfully clean up various kinds of marine debris from the beautiful beaches at the east end of Moloka‘i. More than 60 big bags full of trash were collected during a team effort between Moloka’i volunteers, a school class, staff from a local ranch, and help from several agencies. The biggest challenge was a net mass that was described as the size of a large SUV in one gigantic doughnut-like ball, about 25-30 yards across.
- COVID-19 LEADS TO PARKS AND FACILITIES CLOSURESDEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: March 17, 2020 COVID-19 LEADS TO PARKS AND FACILITIES CLOSURES (Honolulu) – Out of an abundance of caution and to facilitate social distancing recommendations, DLNR and its divisions are announcing the following closures to help […]
- Major Conversations & Actions on Climate Change Ramp-Up: Hawaii’s Preparation for the FutureDEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 18, 2018 MAJOR CONVERSATIONS AND ACTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE RAMP-UP: HAWAII’S PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE (Honolulu) – All across Hawai‘i dialog about the impacts of climate change on our island state are ramping up. The […]
- 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 […]
- 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.
- Governor Abercrombie Kicks Off Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness WeekHONOLULU—On Monday March 3rd, Governor Neil Abercrombie kicked off Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness week with a proclamation and special recognition of this year’s Hawaii Invasive Species Council Award Recipients.
- DLNR Launches Online Permitting For Commercial Vessels Landing At Mokulua and Popoia Offshore Island Wildlife SanctuariesHONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has launched an online permitting site for vendors to register and purchase commercial vessel landing (such as kayak tours) permits to DLNR’s offshore island wildlife sanctuaries. Permits are required by law to land any business-oriented vessel at the regulated sanctuaries. This online service will initially allow purchase of landing permits at two Windward Oahu offshore island sanctuaries, the islets of Mokulua and Popoia.
- State Working To Save Endangered Native KoloaDEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release June 4, 2014 STATE WORKING TO SAVE ENDANGERED NATIVE KOLOA DLNR Launches Awareness Campaign HONOLULU –Even wildlife biologists have a tough time telling the difference between the endangered koloa maoli (Hawaiian duck) and the common […]
- The Ocean Is Not Just a Bottomless Pit For Human Trash; continuing earth day message at Manukā Natural Area Reserve clean-up(South Kona, Hawai‘i) It’s a long and rough four-wheel-drive road to reach a black sand beach at Manukā Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on Hawai’i Island. That doesn’t deter some 30 people – Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund staff, representatives from federal and state agencies and volunteers – from making the trip for nine consecutive Earth Days with a singular mission in mind. That’s to remove plastic debris, derelict fishing equipment and nets and the typical trash produced by all of us.
- Stewardship Mapping And Assessment Project Launch(Honolulu)–Are you someone who cares about our land and water? The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) wants to hear from you. Be part of the first intensive effort in Hawaiʻi to take stock of the diverse community of groups that care of our many special places, mauka to makai.