DLNR Plans Animal Control Activities in Palila Habitat

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in News and Events

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities specifically for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids; staff hunting, and/or aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within palila critical habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), palila mitigation lands, and the Ka’ohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawai’i

Aerial shooting is required for compliance with the federal court order mandating the removal of sheep and goats from critical habitat for palila, a bird endemic to Hawai’i.

Control schedules are :

  • January 22 and 23, 2014
  • January 22 and 23, 2014
  • February 5 and 6, 2014
  • March 19 and 20, 2014
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