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Gosling and parents at Pu‘u Pua‘i 2.6.17-t

Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in HVNP reopens to the public

The Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened after being closed since February to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area.

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Although nene“ can fly, they are often seen on the ground near roadways in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Photo courtesy of NPS/Jessica Ferracane

Pu‘u Pua‘i overlook at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closed to protect endangered Nēnē

The Pu‘u Pua‘i overlook is temporarily closed to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area. The gate is secured at the entrance to the Pu‘u Pua‘i parking lot, near the intersection of Chain of Craters Road and Crater Rim Drive. Visitors are able to hike about 0.4 miles of Devastation Trail from the […]

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Although nene“ can fly, they are often seen on the ground near roadways in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Photo courtesy of NPS/Jessica Ferracane

Critical time for nene

MEDIA RELEASE Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park now through April could get lucky and spot pairs of the endemic Hawaiian goose, or nēnē, flying overhead or grazing with goslings. While nene are present in the park year-round, this seasonal window is their breeding and nesting time, and is vital for their survival. Currently, female […]

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Nene killed by vehicle in national park

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park urges motorists to slow down and watch out for our endangered nene while driving on Highway 11 and other park roadways. A female nene was killed early Friday morning along Chain of Craters Road, and her mate remains near the site. The young pair was preparing to nest. As […]

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Singer: Endangered compassion

Singer: Endangered compassion

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Although nene“ can fly, they are often seen on the ground near roadways in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Photo courtesy of NPS/Jessica Ferracane

Nene is struck and killed by vehicle Tuesday (June 19)

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park urges motorists to slow down and watch out for the endemic and federally endangered nēnē while driving on park roadways. On Tuesday evening (June 19), a female Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) died after being struck by a vehicle.

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'After Dark in the Park' schedule for June

‘After Dark in the Park’ schedule for June

* Events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium * June 14 – Nene in the Space Age: Satellite Telemetry of Hawaii’s Endangered Goose After being reduced to less than 30 individuals in the 1950s, nene, the Hawaiian goose, has been restored to much of Hawaii through decades of captive breeding, releases […]

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