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Endangered Species In Hawaii

Racing To Save Hawaii’s Songbirds From Extinction Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Racing To Save Hawaii’s Songbirds From Extinction

Scientists are urgently searching for backup homes to protect the three remaining species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished

Scientists are concerned about what will happen to the hundreds of endangered species that once called East Island home.

Rescued Monk Seals Recover At Big Island Animal Hospital Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Rescued Monk Seals Recover At Big Island Animal Hospital

NOAA rescued the two malnourished pups in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands amid fears they wouldn’t survive the winter.

Wind Farms Want Permission To Kill More Bats — A Lot More Forest and Kim Starr

Wind Farms Want Permission To Kill More Bats — A Lot More

In a “conservation conundrum,” projects to produce more clean energy are a threat to Hawaii’s only native land mammal.

How Sen. Mazie Hirono Hopes To Save Hawaii’s Endangered Plants Bryce Johnson/FLUX Hawaii

How Sen. Mazie Hirono Hopes To Save Hawaii’s Endangered Plants

A Senate bill would promote the hiring of more federal botanists and encourage the use of native plants in federal projects.

City Keeps Funding Feral Cat Approach That Legislature Rejected Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Keeps Funding Feral Cat Approach That Legislature Rejected

A state agency opposes the trap-neuter-return-manage strategy, but Honolulu just ponied up $300,000 for the program.

Once-Plentiful Hawaii Bird Now Protected By Endangered Species Act Courtesy: Eric Gropp/Flickr

Once-Plentiful Hawaii Bird Now Protected By Endangered Species Act

The ‘i’iwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, was widespread until a warming planet constricted its habitat.

Another Growing Threat To Hawaii’s Coral Reefs: Invasive Algae Courtesy: Randy Chiu/Flickr

Another Growing Threat To Hawaii’s Coral Reefs: Invasive Algae

Several years ago, the state stopped the infestation of leather mudweed by pulling up 3 million pounds of the algae. Now it’s back.

Monk Seal Pup To Be Relocated From Waikiki Beach Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Monk Seal Pup To Be Relocated From Waikiki Beach

The risks of leaving Kaimana at the popular beach where she was born outweighed the risks of moving her to a remote location on Oahu, officials said.

Kauai Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Harassing Monk Seal Courtesy: DLNR

Kauai Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Harassing Monk Seal

Authorities say it may be the first felony conviction under a statute designed to protect the endangered marine mammals.

We Do Practically Nothing To Control Wild Cats Threatening Rare Seals And Birds Courtesy: Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project

We Do Practically Nothing To Control Wild Cats Threatening Rare Seals And Birds

While Hawaii’s animal rights and environmental groups are sharply divided on solutions, there’s little government support even for steps the two sides agree on.

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot Courtesy: Keisha Bahr

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot

Climate change is heating the ocean and causing stronger and longer coral bleaching events at Hanauma Bay.

Endangered Species In Hawaii