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Endangered Species In Hawaii

Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals

The revised Endangered Species Act regulations flabbergasted environmentalists who are concerned about warding off more extinctions.

This Rare Island Waterbird Is Becoming Citified Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

This Rare Island Waterbird Is Becoming Citified

The endangered Hawaiian stilt is increasingly found on soccer fields, golf courses and wastewater treatment sites. But its adaptability poses new risks.

Near-Extinct Native Crow Builds First Nest In Decades San Diego Zoo Global

Near-Extinct Native Crow Builds First Nest In Decades

One of the critically rare native Hawaiian crows appears to be incubating an egg, but first-time parents are not usually successful.

Tracking The Feral Cats That Kill Kauai’s Endangered Seabirds DLNR

Tracking The Feral Cats That Kill Kauai’s Endangered Seabirds

Researchers are using satellite collars and other new tools to improve efforts to identify, isolate and dispose of the cats that pose the biggest risk.

Scientists Surprised To Find Endangered Seabirds On Oahu Lindsay Young/Pacific Rim Conservation

Scientists Surprised To Find Endangered Seabirds On Oahu

The critically endangered Newell’s shearwater and Hawaiian petrel were thought to be living almost exclusively on Kauai.

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.

Endangered Species In Hawaii