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PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees

Many farmers rely on European honey bees to pollinate their plants, but the introduced species can negatively impact a native pollinator.

Conservationists Threaten Lawsuit Over Maui Lights That Harm Seabirds Lindsay Young/Pacific Rim Conservation

Conservationists Threaten Lawsuit Over Maui Lights That Harm Seabirds

Artificial light disorients seabirds that navigate by moonlight, sometimes causing the birds to fall from the sky where hungry predators wait.

Scientists Eradicate Seabird-Killing Ants at Johnston Atoll Courtesy: Robert Peck, HCSU/USGS/20211

Scientists Eradicate Seabird-Killing Ants at Johnston Atoll

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that its successful eradication effort marks the first time yellow crazy ants have been removed from such a large area in the U.S.

Why The Pandemic Made It Harder To Protect Birds From Hawaii’s Feral Cats Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Why The Pandemic Made It Harder To Protect Birds From Hawaii’s Feral Cats

Pauses in cat sterilization efforts during the pandemic haven’t seemed to significantly affect populations, but it will be a while before the full impacts of 2020 are clear.

Scientists Are Running Out Of Time To Save This Critically Endangered Kauai Bird Courtesy: Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project

Scientists Are Running Out Of Time To Save This Critically Endangered Kauai Bird

The new data suggests the population of akikiki — a honeycreeper bird found only on Kauai —  may be declining faster than previously thought. 

Maui Is No Longer Safe For Hawaii’s Endangered Birds, Biologists Say Courtesy: Bret Nainoa Mossman/MFBRP

Maui Is No Longer Safe For Hawaii’s Endangered Birds, Biologists Say

New refuges are sought as scientists battle disease-carrying mosquitoes in the face of a changing climate.

How Scientists Are Pivoting In Their Quest To Save Hawaii’s Crows Courtesy: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

How Scientists Are Pivoting In Their Quest To Save Hawaii’s Crows

Conservationists are looking to Maui as a possible short-term solution for reestablishing alala in the wild.

Monk Seal Killings On Kauai Highlight Human Threat To Endangered Species Courtesy: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Monk Seal Killings On Kauai Highlight Human Threat To Endangered Species

A new study found that human activity was to blame for more than half of all known seal deaths in the islands over the past quarter century.

How Hawaii Scientists Are Keeping Their Research Alive During The Pandemic National Tropical Botanical Garden

How Hawaii Scientists Are Keeping Their Research Alive During The Pandemic

Fewer trips to the field have become the norm as scientists adapt by working from home and connecting with colleagues.

Endangered Species In Hawaii