DOI Strategy for Preventing the Extinction of Hawaiian Forest Birds (508)

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DOI Strategy for Preventing the Extinction of Hawaiian Forest Birds (508)

Iconic, endemic Hawaiian forest birds are facing an extinction crisis accelerated by the effects of climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

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. Hawaiian forest birds are now found only at high, cooler elevations, where they persist in habitats outside the range of invasive mosquitoes and the transmission of avian malaria, the primary driver of bird declines.

This strategy provides a comprehensive approach to prevent the extinction of Hawaiian forest birds that uses the best available science, conservation techniques, and Native Hawaiian biocultural knowledge and practices. It includes the planning and implementation of landscape-level mosquito control, translocation of birds to higher elevation islands, establishment of captive populations of at-risk birds, and development of next generation tools that increase the scope or efficacy of these actions in a culturally appropriate and integrated approach.

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