A Commitment to Conservation in the Hawaiian Islands: 2021 Project Winners of the Competitive State Wildlife Grants

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Conservation is often slow, painstaking work. It can take collaboration among many partners, all working towards the same goal.

For many years, the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources has been more than up to the task.

The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is working hard to save the many endangered and at-risk species included in Hawaiʻi’s State Wildlife Action Plan. Hawaiʻi recently received more than $1,000,000 through three Competitive State Wildlife Grants (CSWG) from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to do just this. Hawaiʻi DLNR’s hard work and excellent nationwide reputation have contributed to their garnering 30 of the highly competitive CSWG awards over the last 10 years, making it one of the leading award recipients in the nation. Hawaiʻi’s newest CSWG grants will help conserve more than 20 rare native species, 10 of which are listed as endangered. These include tree snails, yellow-faced bees, and an O’ahu forest bird. Additional Service funding and technical assistance to help these species over the years has come from Endangered Species Act Section 6 Recovery grants, the Pacific Islands Coastal Program, and others.

To learn more about what the Hawai'i DLNR is doing to help at-risk indigenous species, go here

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