The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and San Diego Zoo Global bring two species of endemic Kauai honeycreeper into captivity to prevent them from extinction.
Invasive Rodent and Mongoose Management
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments as part of the development of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to control or eradicate invasive rodents and mongooses in native ecosystems in Hawaii. The public comment period is open and will close on April 7, 2016.News Release Federal Register Notice
Proposed 49 Species from the Hawaiian Islands
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening a 30-day comment period on a proposal to list 49 species of animals and plants from the Hawaiian Islands as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. To provide additional opportunities for public input, the Service will be holding an informational meeting (5-6pm) and a public hearing (6-8pm) in Hilo at Aunty Sally's Kaleohano's Luau Hale on February 9, 2016.
Original Federal Register notice with species information.
Oahu Tree Snails
Did you know that Oahu tree snails, or Kahuli, are hermaphrodites? Did you also know that they can live up to ten years? However, low reproductive rate and other factors like predation and habitat loss have led Kahuli to become endangered or extinct.
Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office assists the Oahu Wildlife Refuge Complex in monitoring waterbirds by helping to conduct monthly waterbird surveys. The waterbird monitoring data-set has been conducted for many years and is used to track trends, assist in the management of wetlands, and determine appropriate recovery plans for native species.
To learn more, watch this short one minute video