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Hawaii Forest Institute receives FLEX grant

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Community Foundation through its FLEX Grants program recently awarded $28,000 in grant funding to the Hawaii Forest Institute. The Hawaii Forest Institute is Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s nonprofit corporation. The FLEX grant funding is courtesy of multiple Hawaii Community Foundation funds including Group 70 Foundation Fund, Hokulia Community Fund, Susan M. […]

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Climate researchers discover El Nino’s fueling effect on intense hurricanes

MEDIA RELEASE El Nino, the abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, is a well-studied tropical climate phenomenon that occurs every few years. It has major impacts on society and Earth’s climate – inducing intense droughts and floods in multiple regions of the globe. Further, scientists have observed that El Nino greatly […]

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Ocean awareness training begins Dec. 5

Ocean awareness training begins Dec. 5

MEDIA RELEASE Marine conservation organizations have joined together to offer the inaugural Ocean Awareness Training on Hawaii. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this course, which will provide multi-disciplinary knowledge of Hawaii’s unique marine environment. Participants will learn about current ocean conservation efforts and opportunities to get involved. The program is open to […]

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The Bill Healy Foundation supports Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest with grant funding

Restoration of koa forest improves endangered Hawaiian bird habitat

The Bill Healy Foundation supports Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest with grant funding

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A total of 46 manta rays were seen in Makako Bay during a single night dive and an additional 5 mantas were encountered at the Keauhou site.

Record number of manta rays spotted off Kona Coast

A total of 46 manta rays were seen in Makako Bay during a single night dive and an additional 5 mantas were encountered at the Keauhou site.

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Schatz, Hirono applaud U.S.-China climate change agreement

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz released the following statement on the White House’s announcement of an agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China to address the global threat of climate change: “The groundbreaking climate change and clean energy cooperation agreement announced by President Obama and President Xi demonstrates the necessary leadership […]

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Environmental review for emergency access route

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is seeking public comment on the environmental review and decision regarding the construction and use of an emergency access route along the lava-covered section of Chain of Craters Kalapana Road. The environmental review for the emergency access route (22’ width) was completed in accordance with alternative NEPA arrangements developed […]

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NPS designates county as Certified Local Government

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service has announced, in concurrence with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office, it has designated Hawaii County, Hawaii as a Certified Local Government. This designation makes the community an official partner in the portion of the federal historic preservation program which engages local, state, and federal partners to promote historic […]

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The Hawaii Wildlife Center travels to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to return critically endangered Laysan Ducks to Kure Atoll

Return of the Laysan Duck

The Hawaii Wildlife Center travels to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to return critically endangered Laysan Ducks to Kure Atoll

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National Park Foundation grant for hawksbill turtles

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of 23 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Impact Grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The $19,200 grant will assist park efforts to protect the federally endangered hawksbill turtle, known as the honuea in Hawaiian, by supporting park volunteers […]

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Dr. Frances Gulland: ‘It takes a village to care for sick or injured monk seals’

The Marine Mammal Center grand opening

Dr. Frances Gulland: ‘It takes a village to care for sick or injured monk seals’

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Mauna Kea Wekiu bug (Photo courtesy of Mauna Kea Support Services)

UH entomologists develop tool to study, conserve wekiu bug

MEDIA RELEASE Entomologists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hilo published the article, “Application of Agriculture-Developed Demographic Analysis for the Conservation of the Hawaiian Alpine Wekiu Bug,” in the prestigious scientific journal Conservation Biology. Daniel Rubinoff of UH Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, and Jesse Eiben of UH Hilo’s College […]

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