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State and Local Landowners Protect Hawaii's Dry forests.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated approximately 11,640 acres as critical habitat for three endangered Hawaiian plants, the ko‘oko‘olau, wahine noho kula, and uhiuhi.

The final rule for the critical habitat designation is available in the Federal Register and can be viewed at Docket Number FWS-R1-ES-2013-0028 4500030113.

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Proposal to Remove 'Io from the Endangered Species List

The Service is proposing to remove the endangered 'Io (Hawaiian hawk) from the federal list of endangered species (ESA). Originally listed in 1967, the 'Io no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered thanks to its demonstrated ability to adapt to changing habitat, its population stability, and ongoing conservation efforts. The Service is also making available for public review the draft post-delisting monitoring plan for the Hawaiian hawk, and previous comment periods. The public comment period will be open from October 30 – November 28.

Federal Register Notice:
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Read about previous proposals and public comment periods.


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Protections for Tinian Monarch Not Warranted

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that re-listing a forest bird known as the Tinian monarch as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is not warranted at this time. Following a rigorous assessment, the Service found that the bird's population remains stable and healthy and does not face the threat of extinction now or in the foreseeable future.

This finding is available online at:
News Release

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Kamehameha Schools Safe Harbor Agreement

The Service has received an application from Kamehameha Schools, a private charitable education trust, for an enhancement of survival permit. The application includes a draft Safe Harbor Agreement between Kamehameha Schools, the Service, and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. The proposal is to conduct proactive conservation activities to promote the survival and recovery of 32 federally endangered species and one species currently proposed for listing.
Federal Register Notice     
Safe Harbor Appendix
Draft Environmental Action Statement
Draft Safe Harbor Agreement

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  • Celebrating 100 years of Migratory Bird Conservation

    2016 marks the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds, signed on Aug. 16, 1916. This Migratory Bird Treaty, and three others that followed with Japan, Russia, and Mexico, form the cornerstones of our efforts to conserve birds that migrate across international borders. Here in Hawai‘i, many of our native birds are protected under these treaties and we are joining the celebration island style!


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