Red bird with black wings and a long curved bill perch near bright red flowers.
Ninety percent of 'i'iwi live in narrow bands of high-elevation forests on the island of Hawaii.
USFWS / Raymond Lara

Beloved Forest Bird Receives Federal Protections

Once one of the most common forest birds in the Hawaiian Islands, the ‘i‘iwi, also known as the scarlet honeycreeper, will be protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that listing was warranted based on a review of the best information available for the ‘i‘iwi, gained through exhaustive research, public comments and independent scientific peer reviews.

Read more about these protections.
See photos of 'i'iwi.

Published on: Tuesday, October 10, 2017