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History

2000s

  • Sponsors “Subhankar Banerjee Hawai‘i Tour,” “Arctic Film Festival,” cultural exchange trips, and Hawai‘i presentations by visiting Gwich‘in and Inupiat colleagues to protect the Arctic Refuge from oil drilling
  • Launches the “E Ho‘omau” 5-year campaign and “Kōkua Bill” to secure permanent adequate funding for the State Natural Area Reserves System
  • Builds boardwalk in the new Kahuku Ranch section of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
  • Submits successful state legislation to increase funding for agricultural inspections at Hawai‘i ports of entry to prevent invasive species introductions
  • Files a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WESPAC); calls for a federal investigation of WESPAC to protect marine species and fisheries
  • Administers Mānoa Cliffs Trail Project to remove invasive species and restore native plants along popular trail on O‘ahu
  • Organizes public support, field trips, and a steering committee to protect and restore the sinkhole preserve at Kalaeloa (Barber’s Point) on O‘ahu
  • Co-sponsors beach clean ups, prepares displays, and raises awareness about impacts of marine debris to wildlife
  • Supports a statewide ban on lay gillnets to protect endangered monk seals, sea turtles, sharks, and other by-catch species
  • Receives grants to produce wildlife viewing signs, remove invasive miconia plants on O‘ahu, and protect the ocean and marine resources
  • Launches campaigns to raise awareness about threats to seabirds, endangered palila bird on Mauna Kea, and strawberry guava invading native Hawaiian forests
  • Files amicus briefs to protect endangered Hawaiian monk seals from resort and residential development on O‘ahu’s north shore
  • Supports state legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by certain dates and to require solar water heating for all new single-family dwelling
  • Joins organizations around the country in lawsuit challenging federal regulations that weaken the federal Endangered Species Act; regulations and lawsuit are withdrawn
  • Files lawsuits under the federal Endangered Species Act to protect imperiled seabirds on Kaua‘i

Highlights from 60 Years of Protecting Hawaiian Wildlife and Wild Places

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