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Endangered Species In Hawaii

Are Hawaii’s Wind Farms Killing Too Many Hoary Bats? Forest & Kim Starr

Are Hawaii’s Wind Farms Killing Too Many Hoary Bats?

Wind farm operators have agreed to pay for research into the impact of their facilities on Hawaii’s endangered hoary bat.

Documents Reveal New Details In Albatross Massacre Lindsay Young, Pacific Rim Conservation

Documents Reveal New Details In Albatross Massacre

A defense attorney’s court filings include the identities of two people who were charged as juveniles in the slaughter.

Denby Fawcett: Why Are Kaena Point Albatross Killers Still Free? Courtesy: Pacific Rim Conservation

Denby Fawcett: Why Are Kaena Point Albatross Killers Still Free?

The suspects have long been known to the Honolulu prosecutor’s office, but no arrests have been made more than 10 months after the slaughter.

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii

There are hundreds of thousands in the islands and they pose a threat to native species, especially monk seals.

Species Added To Endangered List Courtesy: David Eickhoff/Flickr

Species Added To Endangered List

The federal government has determined that another 39 plants and 10 animals warrant protections under the Endangered Species Act.
Hawaii’s Honeycreeper May Get Federal Protection Courtesy: Norman Chock

Hawaii’s Honeycreeper May Get Federal Protection

The iiwi, a bird once commonly found in the islands' forests, may be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
The Military Tries To Sell Itself As Positive Environmental Force Chad Blair/Civil Beat

The Military Tries To Sell Itself As Positive Environmental Force

The U.S. Army, Navy and Marines made a pitch to conservationists from around the world that they share the same goals. Not everyone is buying it.
Hawaii’s State Of The Environment: Good, Bad And Ugly Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s State Of The Environment: Good, Bad And Ugly

A new report highlights challenges and opportunities.
How Cat Poop Is Killing Endangered Seals Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

How Cat Poop Is Killing Endangered Seals

Scientists and Hawaiian Humane Society officials don't agree on how to address feral cat colonies and their spread of toxoplasmosis.
How We’re Hurting Endangered Monk Seals Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

How We’re Hurting Endangered Monk Seals

This North Shore monk seal mom had a tough week fighting off things that could harm her weeks-old pup.
Critical Habitat Designated On Maui

Critical Habitat Designated On Maui

The federal government issued its final rule to help protect 125 species in Hawaii.
Will Hawaii Help Protect, Or Kill, Elephants And Rhinos? Via Flickr

Will Hawaii Help Protect, Or Kill, Elephants And Rhinos?

Two bills to bar commerce in ivory and other products made from endangered species may succeed this year in the House and Senate.
Endangered Species In Hawaii