Hawaiian duck Koloa

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.


The service is working to establish community partnerships by networking with various nonprofit and government agencies for collaborative projects like the annual Nawiliwili Harbor Clean-up. Other educational and interpretive requests are provided on an individual basis.

Saving Hawai‘i's Native Duck

Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance has released a position paper about the threat that feral mallards pose to Koloa maoli, Hawai‘i’s native duck. To download the paper and find out more about what can be done to help recover koloa, please visit their website.