How to Help: Kōkua Alerts
Management of monk seals – Honua Consulting will be hosting a series of focus groups throughout the Hawaiian Islands to gather input to help improve management of monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands. Native Hawaiian community focus groups will be held to gather information and input for inclusion in the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Hawaiian Monk Seal Management Plan. The MHI Hawaiian Monk Seal Management Plan is under development by NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) and other government and non-government partners. The input gathered at these meetings will be compiled into a report that will be considered by NOAA Fisheries and partners. Additional opportunities for public input in developing the MHI Hawaiian Monk Seal Management Plan will be announced soon by NOAA Fisheries.
Focus groups will be facilitated. Each focus group will be limited to 10 participants to ensure participants are given ample opportunity to provide substantial input on the topic. Please be sure to register. See schedule of meetings.
Kähea – Call to Action: Protect native wildlife, plants, and wild places against introduced rodents and mongooses. Download brochure (pdf)
Save the Palila!
CCH is calling on the state and federal government to accelerate recovery actions to save the palila, an endemic Hawaiian forest bird currently found only on the upper slopes of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Recent surveys indicate that the palila is rapidly declining in number. If the current trend continues, the palila could go extinct in 5 years.
Download the Palila Action Alert (pdf)
Protect Hawaiian Rainforests!
There are no natural controls in Hawai‘i for strawberry guava. With conventional management tools alone proving insufficient to contain it, strawberry guava has become one of the most serious threats to our quality of life in Hawai‘i, affecting countless rare and endangered species, essential watersheds, the Native Hawaiian culture, our agricultural industry, as well as public access for subsistence gathering and recreation.
Download the Strawberry Guava Action Alert (pdf)
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