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Threatened and Endangered Species

Th U.S. Fish & Wildlife works with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Pacific Islands Office is responsible for the conservation of more than 500 threatened and endangered species within a geographic area larger than the continental United States.  

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Lalamilo Wind Company Project Public Comment Period

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a draft habitat conservation plan and associated environmental assessment prepared by the Lalamilo Wind Farm Repowering Project on Hawaii Island. Public comments will be accepted December 1 – January 16, 2018.   

Lalamilo Wind Company LLC requested a 20-year incidental take permit and submitted a draft HCP, proposing strategies to avoid, minimize and offset potential direct, indirect and cumulative effects of the wind project’s operation and maintenance on the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and Hawaiian petrel. The permit addresses the incidental take of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and the endangered Hawaiian petrel that may result from maintaining and operating the Lalamilo Wind Farm Repowering Project. 

Federal Register Notice
Information Bulletin

Draft Environmental Assessment
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Draft Habitat Conservation Plan for Lalamilo Wind Farm 
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'I'iwi Receives Protection under the Endangered Species Act

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. 


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USFWS Signs MOU with the County of Kauai

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the County of Kauai regarding stadium lighting on designated dates on County-operated football facilities. The Service and County of Kauai have entered into this MOU for the purpose of conserving species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The MOU and accompany documents are available below.

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Final Environmental Assessment

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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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