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 and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources are 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. A series of frequently asked questions about the project can be found here (FAQs).News Release Federal Register Notice
Green Turtle listing changes
The US Fish & Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries have issued a final rule that will revise the listing for green sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act, including reclassifying turtles originating from two breeding populations from endangered to threatened status due to successful conservation efforts. Green Turtles globally were divided into 11 distinct populations segments, allowing unique conservation approaches for each population. Three segments will be reclassified as endangered, those in the Central West Pacific, Central South Pacific, and the Mediterranean.News ReleaseFederal Register Notice
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.
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!