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  • Climate Change
    Larry J Schweiger President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation discusses the need to address climate change at a melting glacier in Greenland Climate change and associated global warming sea level rise increased storm intensities ocean acidification and coral bleaching threaten the entire world and will require cooperation among all people to prevent the worst impacts from happening The combined effects of melting ice and thermal expansion of seawater are causing sea level to rise In our island home rising seas are of particular concern sea level is projected to rise 1 meter by the turn of the century Our focus in the climate change arena is to help ensure adequate funding to mitigate the impacts of climate change to wildlife and habitat In Hawai i we face a warming ocean and coral bleaching and increased CO2 and ocean acidification that harms corals Projected sea level rise of 1 m by the end of this century in Hawai i it will affect the nesting habitat of our sea turtles Makai toward the sea with sea level rising we will begin to lose pupping and resting habitat for endangered īlioholoikauaua Hawaiian monk seal nesting and resting habitat for the endangered

    Original URL path: http://conservehi.org/content/climate_change.htm (2016-05-01)
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  • Invasive Species
    invasive species from entering Hawai i and control invasive species already here Change the paradigm for state management of introduced game mammals and public hunting Ants on a sooty tern chick Along with climate change invasive species are the most serious threat to native Hawaiian species and ecosystems Invasive species are plants and animals that were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by humans either intentionally for a purpose such as the pet or garden trade and ranching or accidentally by hitchhiking on imported potted plants or in the hull of ships Once these species escape cultivation and become feral in the case of domestic animals such as cattle sheep and goats gone wild or naturalized in the case of introduced plants they contribute to the loss of native Hawaiian species and ecosystems They also threaten public health and safety the economy and the Native Hawaiian culture which depends on native plants and animals to survive Among the most serious invasive species in Hawai i are wild cattle pigs sheep mouflon goats and deer which are managed by the State for public hunting strawberry guava which is literally taking over our native rain forests and miconia both of which were brought

    Original URL path: http://conservehi.org/content/invasive_species.htm (2016-05-01)
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  • Defending Wildlife
    habitat for recovery The national recognition of Hawai i s extinction and endangered species crisis has resulted in significant increases in funding and staff to help these imperiled species We were one of the lead organizations on the E Ho omau Campaign to perpetuate our cultural and natural heritage by securing permanent adequate funding for the State Natural Area Reserves System NARS a program to protect over 19 reserves around the state supporting rare and endangered Hawaiian plants and animals cultural sites and geologic features The reserves are the State s highest level of land protection in theory but in reality the NARS had not received the funding required to control invasive species replant rare and endangered species and protect birds and other animals from predators In 2005 the NARS was finally identified as a program to receive a portion of dedicated funding generated from land conveyance fees We filed court documents to protect pupping and resting habitat for the endangered īlioholoikauaua Hawaiian monk seal and joined efforts with others to step up recovery actions for this critically endangered marine mammal We have recently stepped up our advocacy for the monk seal by offering rewards for the intentional killing of four seals in 2011 and 2012 and by supporting expanded critical habitat on the main Hawaiian islands and by supporting full funding for recovery actions such as the translocation of female pups to the main islands for 3 years to increase their long term chances for survival We are raising awareness about the endangered palila bird on Mauna Kea threatened by mouflon feral sheep and feral goats maintained in the critical habitat for public hunting in violation of three federal court orders We are calling on investigations and audits of the rogue WESPAC Western Pacific Fishery Management Council which puts

    Original URL path: http://conservehi.org/content/defending_wildlife.htm (2016-05-01)
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  • Connecting People
    depends on the support and involvement of the public including our members We provide information and opportunities for people to experience wildlife and wild places in Hawai i for themselves and know what we are fighting so hard to preserve We organize field trips and service trips for our members and supporters so that they have an opportunity to give back to the āina land We started a plant restoration project on the Mānoa Cliff Trail above Honolulu which is now run by the Hawai i Botanical Society We are taking the lead in restoring the native vegetation and aquatic ecosystems at a fascinating 6 acre site at Kalaeloa Barber s Point O ahu that contains geologic sinkholes and the bones of fascinating and extinct Hawaiian birds The sinkhole preserve is the perfect classroom for teaching lessons about geology ecology ecosystem restoration and species extinction Listen to Noe Tanigawa s KHPR feature on the sinkholes at Kalaeloa Barber s Point Each year we produce attractive newsletters Kōkua Help Alerts annual wildlife posters for the schools and other materials to bring some of these species and habitats to your living room and classroom The posters are distributed free of charge to

    Original URL path: http://conservehi.org/content/connecting_people.htm (2016-05-01)
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  • Newsletters
    and ecosystems for future generations It includes regular columns about our membership program from the Executive Director and the cultural significance of the native plants and animals we defend In 2003 we renamed the newsletter previously Hawai i Conserver to celebrate the Kōlea Pacific golden plover Kōlea fly nonstop to Hawai i from Arctic nesting grounds each fall They feed on insects and other foods and fatten up for the

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  • Posters
    Nā Kamalani O Kanaloa Stand Firm For The Chiefly Children Of Kanaloa Download the PDF of the 2012 poster and teacher s guide Anchialine Pools Windows To Hawai i s Underground Labyrinth Loko Ōpae Ula Īpuka I Ke Kaiaola Malalo Honua Download the PDF of the 2011 poster and teacher s guide Our Ahupua a Sustainable Living in Traditional Hawaiian Culture Download the PDF of the 2010 poster and teacher

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  • How to Help
    Help Conservation Council for Hawai i depends on your support and involvement to protect native wildlife and wild places There is so much we can accomplish working together and many ways you can participate in the cause Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player Communicate with your elected officials and those seeking your vote Tell them you care about our native plants animals and habitats

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  • How to Help: Join CCH
    Donate Volunteer Kōkua Alerts Contact Us Store How to Help Membership Join CCH Renew Membership Name Email Address City State AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI

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