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Dog Owner Faces Charges After Harassing Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal Courtesy: DLNR/2022

Dog Owner Faces Charges After Harassing Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

A man’s dog was caught on camera harassing a Hawaiian monk seal on the Big Island. The owner now faces charges from both state and federal agencies.

New Law Will Make Maui Turn Down The Outdoor Lights To Protect Wildlife Courtesy: Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project

New Law Will Make Maui Turn Down The Outdoor Lights To Protect Wildlife

The ordinance was passed due to concerns that bright, onshore lighting confuses seabirds and endangered sea turtles.

Bird Rescuers ‘Desperately’ Seek Kauai Honeycreepers As The Species Faces Extinction Courtesy: Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project

Bird Rescuers ‘Desperately’ Seek Kauai Honeycreepers As The Species Faces Extinction

Crews are in the remote forest seeking three ‘akikiki birds, part of a last-ditch attempt to protect them from the mosquito-borne illness that’s devastated their numbers.

With New Lawsuit, Advocates Prod Feds To Protect Hawaii Endangered Species DLNR

With New Lawsuit, Advocates Prod Feds To Protect Hawaii Endangered Species

The legal action applies to 49 species that were listed for federal protection in 2016.

Endangered Blind Spiders And Ancient Burials Spur Angst Over Luxury Condo Project Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

Endangered Blind Spiders And Ancient Burials Spur Angst Over Luxury Condo Project

No one knows for certain what lies underground at a vacant parcel that’s being developed on Kauai.

Lawsuit Leads To Critical Habitats For Endangered Species In The Pacific Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Lawsuit Leads To Critical Habitats For Endangered Species In The Pacific

The Pacific sheath-tailed bat and the Guam tree snail are among the species that will benefit from the settlement.

Endangered Monk Seal Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head, Authorities Say Courtesy: Todd Yamashita/2021

Endangered Monk Seal Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head, Authorities Say

It was at least the third monk seal to be intentionally killed by humans this year on Molokai, government officials said.

Feds Say Hawaiian Hoary Bats Aren’t Endangered Despite Unresolved Questions Flickr: Forest and Kim Starr

Feds Say Hawaiian Hoary Bats Aren’t Endangered Despite Unresolved Questions

Wind farm developers are funding millions of dollars of research that’s helping scientists better understand Hawaii’s imperiled bats.

The Navy Vs. Marine Mammals: How Often Do Ship Strikes Happen? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Navy Vs. Marine Mammals: How Often Do Ship Strikes Happen?

The Navy hires biologists and oceanographers to assess and document its environmental impact, but many of those impacts remain unknown.

Who Is Killing The Monk Seals On Molokai? Courtesy: Todd Yamashita/2021

Who Is Killing The Monk Seals On Molokai?

At least two of the six endangered seals found dead on Molokai so far this year were killed by humans.