Be a Poster Partner
Please pledge a donation to the Conservation Council for Hawai'i today and help us reach our goal of raising $18,000 to produce and distribute this year's wildlife education poster to 450 public, charter, Hawaiian language immersion, and private schools in Hawai'i.
Posters will also be distributed to community leaders and organizations, wildlife agencies, elected officials, attendees of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September, and anyone who requests them.
This year's poster features our native Hawaiian birds with a focus on forest birds and the extinct 'o'o bird as an example of species extinction in the islands.
When we talk with children at community events, we notice our keiki know more about the extinction of dinosaurs than they do about the loss of unique Hawaiian birds. This prompted us to collaborate with award-winning author, artist, and conservationist Caren Loebel-Fried on a book and poster project about Hawaiian birds and the ‘o‘o.
Caren's amazing block print for this year's poster portrays a local boy communicating with an ‘o‘o bird in a modern-day dream scene; the artwork will also be used featured on the front cover of our book.
The poster text is written by Dr. Sheila Conant, a leading authority on Hawaiian birds and a dedicated conservationist. The text on the back of the poster includes excellent information on the status of our birds, their cultural significance, what you can do to help protect them, and the 'o'o bird's speical story. We are honored to work with both Caren and Sheila.
You can pledge a donation by filling out the Poster Partner Pledge form below and submitting it no later than July 15, 2016 to have your name printed on the poster front (unless you request anonymity). Please fill out and submit the form below before making a donation.
Do it now for the kids; it's their future. Mahalo nui loa!
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