What You Can Do

There are many things you can do around your own home and in your community –even if you’re not on Kaua’i–to help conserve Kauai’s forest birds, since climate change is one of the biggest threats to them:

  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle
  • Practice energy conservation: for example, turn out the lights, turn down the heat, unplug appliances you’re not using, and use your car less
  • Offset your carbon footprint: plant a tree or donate to a carbon offset program

Those of you on Kaua’i, please also consider:

  • Keeping your cats indoors, especially at night: visit Cat’s Indoors for more information
  • Emptying and turning over receptacles that collect water that might provide breeding habitat for mosquitoes (which spread avian diseases)
  • Helping to protect our island from unwanted plant and animal pests, like snakes or miconia: keep your eyes open for any of the organisms on KISC’s watch list, and if you find them, call 643-PEST