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History

1950s

  • Under the initiative of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum staff and others, Conservation Council for Hawai‘i is formed on August 9, 1950
  • Holds its first general meeting in March 1951 with various organizations and agencies represented; forms island subcommittees and standing committees for flora, fauna, water, land, and sites
  • Opposes sand removal from public beaches on the Leeward side of O‘ahu
  • Calls for the protection of Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles
  • Commissions a survey to protect rare plants in the Kānepu‘u dryland forest on Lāna‘i
  • Takes action to clear vegetation and protect Ulupō Heiau at Kawainui Marsh on O‘ahu

Highlights from 60 Years of Protecting Hawaiian Wildlife and Wild Places

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