Bidens micrantha is one of 15 plants and animals that will receive ESA protection on the Big Island.
Bidens micrantha is one of 15 plants and animals that will receive ESA protection on the Big Island.
Photo by C. Harrington/USFWS

15 Species in Hawaii Protected Under ESA

Fifteen species found on the island of Hawai‘i will be protected as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. The species include 13 plants, a picture-wing fly and an anchialine pool shrimp. “The health of threatened and endangered species is linked to our own well-being,” said Loyal Mehrhoff, the Service’s field supervisor for the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office.


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Published on: Tuesday, October 29, 2013