DLNR News Conference Discusses Forest Bird Extinction Crisis and Potential Actions

In a recent DLNR Press release (below) and news conference (video below), experts discuss the extinction crisis faced by some of Hawai'i's rarest forest birds. A report was presented to decision makers offering a selection of actions to address the current crisis. Also included in the report are conservation strategies for other species. Experts warn that if no action is taken four species of forest birds would face extinction within 1-10 years and as many as 11 additional extinctions would occur in the next decade.
Akikiki

‘Akikiki Rescue Mission Lands KFRBP in the News

Extinction is one of those things that happens very slowly at first, and then all of a sudden a species is gone forever.

Audubon covers Mosquito Birth Control

In a recent article in Audubon Magazine titled, Mosquitoes to the Rescue! The Last-Ditch Effort to Save Kaua’i’s Endangered Birds, author Lorraine Boissoneault covers the use of a bacteria to reduce mosquito populations.

Four Kauaʻi Forest Birds Slated for Extinction

In a recent story in the Garden Island Newspaper,  the U.S.…

American Birding Association Dedicates Entire Podcast to Hawaiian Birds

In a recent ABA podcast, Nate Swink covered an inspiring story…