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.
CCH and many others are also supporting increased rodent and mongoose control in conservation efforts to save our native plants and animals. Please attend one of the upcoming scoping sessions to learn more about this important issue. See our Kahea - Call to Action brochure for more information on these predators.
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