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Endangered Species In Hawaii

Denby Fawcett: Why Are Kaena Point Albatross Killers Still Free? 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.
Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals Expands by 7,000 Square Miles USFWS Pacific/Flickr

Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals Expands by 7,000 Square Miles

Facing extinction, the seals now have better-protected places to live around Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Niihau.
Cluster of False Killer Whales Tagged for First Time Off Kona Cascadia Research

Cluster of False Killer Whales Tagged for First Time Off Kona

Rare group was photographed and tagged last weekend — the first time they'd been seen in four years.

November 2016

Tuesday, November 1

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

October 2016

Monday, October 24

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii

September 2016

Wednesday, September 28

Species Added To Endangered List

Monday, September 19

Hawaii’s Honeycreeper May Get Federal Protection

Thursday, September 15

The Military Tries To Sell Itself As Positive Environmental Force

August 2016

Wednesday, August 17

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

How Cat Poop Is Killing Endangered Seals

July 2016

Tuesday, July 19

How We’re Hurting Endangered Monk Seals

March 2016

Tuesday, March 29

Critical Habitat Designated On Maui

February 2016

Monday, February 29

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

August 2015

Tuesday, August 18

Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals Expands by 7,000 Square Miles

June 2015

Thursday, June 11

Cluster of False Killer Whales Tagged for First Time Off Kona

April 2015

Monday, April 20

NOAA Wants Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

March 2015

Friday, March 20

Feds Keep Protections for Hawaii Green Sea Turtles

August 2014

Thursday, August 21

‘If You’re the Bad Guy, Everybody Needs to Know’

Monday, August 11

Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument?

June 2014

Monday, June 30

Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal

December 2013

Thursday, December 5

Who Would Kill This Monk Seal?

August 2013

Friday, August 16

Can Spy Cams Save Hawaiian Monk Seals?

April 2013

Tuesday, April 2

Hawaii DOT Refusal to Switch Out Lights Means Likely Federal Indictment

March 2013

Saturday, March 2

NOAA Shelves Plan To Move Monk Seals to Main Hawaiian Islands

September 2012

Saturday, September 29

Reward Offered for Info on Illegal Sea Turtle Killings

August 2012

Friday, August 24

NOAA Program: Kill The Sharks To Save The Baby Monk Seals

April 2012

Thursday, April 26

Latest Monk Seal Killing Prompts Environmental Groups to Up Reward to $40,000

February 2012

Wednesday, February 22

Stop In the Name Of the Endangered Species Law: Put That Sea Turtle Back

January 2012

Wednesday, January 25

State Pushes Back Against Federal Monk Seal Protections

December 2011

Thursday, December 29

Third Monk Seal Found Dead on Molokai

September 2011

Tuesday, September 6

Hawaiian Nene Being Kicked Off Kauai

August 2011

Friday, August 12

Fishermen Oppose Extra Protections for Hawaiian Monk Seals

June 2011

Thursday, June 30

Slideshow: Saving Hawaii’s Rarest Orchid

Wednesday, June 29

Saving Hawaii’s Rarest Orchid

Friday, June 3

Malama Da Aina, Except at Kaena Point?

May 2011

Friday, May 27

‘Strong, Swift Action’ Needed to Control Big Island Deer

Tuesday, May 24

There’s a Ram Living Above Pearl City

Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

Monday, May 23

Rescuing Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals — By Moving Them To The City

Wednesday, May 18

Kauai Bird Plan OK With Feds, Not Yet With State

March 2011

Tuesday, March 29

Drawing the Line on How to Protect Hawaii Seabirds

January 2011

Friday, January 14

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

November 2010

Saturday, November 6

Buck the Firds? Kauai’s Championship Football Game Under the Lights

September 2010

Thursday, September 16

Big Island Urges State to Protect Reef Fish

Friday, September 10

Kauai Admits To Causing Seabird Deaths

Friday, September 3

Kauai Wants License to Kill 15 Birds Per Year

August 2010

Friday, August 20

Maui Could Be First County To Protect Aquarium Fish

Thursday, August 19

Lights Out: Birds Trump Friday Night Football

July 2010

Wednesday, July 21

UPDATE: Justices Decline to Reconsider Turtle Bay

Saturday, July 10

Islands Bear the Brunt of Climate Change

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30

Ten Years, Ten Endangered Species Indictments

Tuesday, June 15

Background On Endangered Species In Hawaii

Rats Threaten Native Species, Army Steps Up Attack

Endangered Species In Hawaii