Kīlauea Point NWR is managed to:
•Protect and enhance migratory seabirds and endangered nēnē (Hawaiian goose) populations and their habitats
•Preserve and maintain the historical integrity of the area, including the lighthouse and support facilities, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979
•Conduct interpretation and environmental education activities on Hawaiian wildlife, site history, and the refuge system
•Protect and enhance native coastal plant communities
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The Mōlī or Laysan albatross may spend years over the open ocean without ever touching land!