archive-org.com » ORG » N » NAMEAHULU.ORG

Total: 64

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Get Involved | Na Mea Hulu
    s Mediterranean Monk Seal Petition Latest Updates Cuts Threaten Future of Critically Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal HELP NEEDED FROM PUBLIC TO LOCATE DISTRESSED MONK SEAL MOLOKA I DLNR SEEKS COMMUNITY S HELP TO FIND HOOKED MONK SEAL ON MAUI Media Advisory Happy Mother s Day New Monk Seal Pup Photos Information on shark predation at French Frigate Shoals Finding Balance Nā Mea Hulu is a project by Honua Consulting funded

    Original URL path: http://www.nameahulu.org/about/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive


  • March | 2014 | Na Mea Hulu
    the tide on monk seal losses Despite the hard won and significant successes of NOAA scientists in the last several years that have reduced the rate of monk seal decline to almost zero in the larger population that lives in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands spending on the monk seal for this year includes a cut of 1 million from last year s amount a decrease of 30 The spending cuts will eliminate a substantial amount of the recovery effort and research taking place in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands where the population continues to struggle for survival and important programs to protect the growing seal populations in the main Hawaiian Islands It seems foolish for NOAA to sabotage its own legally mandated program The cut is particularly mystifying since spending for all marine mammals went up by more than 2 million this year and the fisheries agency of NOAA responsible for the seal among other things received an increase of approximately 100 million As with many endangered species recovery efforts the cost of recovering depleted species is not cheap What man has decimated over decades or centuries takes time and money to restore The federal government has not shied away from expending funds for Pacific salmon the Steller sea lion the right whale the gray wolf and the bald eagle Indeed this is what the law requires Groups are rallying to stop the budget cuts The Marine Conservation Institute and the Monk Seal Foundation have both launched petitions to stop the devastating cuts Marine Conservation Institute s petition can be found here While the politics and human dimensions of wildlife management are often complex extinction itself is eerily simple once a species is gone it s gone forever Extinction would be an awful thing to allow to happen on our watch

    Original URL path: http://www.nameahulu.org/2014/03/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • May | 2013 | Na Mea Hulu
    256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 About Marine Conservation Institute Marine Conservation Institute is a U S nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting marine ecosystems We work with scientists politicians government officials and other organizations in the United States and around the world to fashion solutions to problems affecting marine ecosystems which are long lasting and compatible with sustainable ocean use Honua Consulting represents Marine Conservation Institute in Hawai i About Monk Seal Foundation The Monk Seal Foundation is a Hawaii based non profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the critically endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal We actively work with volunteers government agencies and other non profits to both protect the monk seals and to engage and educate the public Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk seal needs help right away Please call the NOAA Fisheries Monk Seal Hotline if you locate it at 1 888 256 9840 Photo Credit NOAA Permit Number 932 1905 Suggested Caption This severely emaciated and sick monk

    Original URL path: http://www.nameahulu.org/2013/05/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • March | 2013 | Na Mea Hulu
    right now because the agency s budget for the monk seal recovery program has been cut by NOAA s managers from around 5 5 million in 2010 to roughly 3 5 million in 2012 and further cuts may be in the offing NMFS Hawai i cannot even pay for things it should be doing now like mounting effective outreach and volunteer programs responding to the growing number of harmful human actions toward monk seals and financing its scientific research projects including its summer research camp in the NWHI The focus of the limited funds available needs to be on activities in Papahānaumokuākea and on managing the seal population currently in the main Hawaiian Islands If the people of Hawai i and across the United States want to see the monk seal properly managed and recovered she said they are going to have to ask their congressional delegation to intervene on the NOAA budget when it comes before the Congress this spring Watson noted that 30 of the seals seen alive today are alive because of interventions made by seal managers in Hawai i That s a terrific record achieved by NMFS she said See our Monk Seal Fact Sheet for further information About Marine Conservation Institute Marine Conservation Institute is a U S nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting marine ecosystems We work with scientists politicians government officials and other organizations in the United States and around the world to fashion solutions to problems affecting marine ecosystems which are long lasting and compatible with sustainable ocean use Honua Consulting represents Marine Conservation Institute in Hawai i Read more NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources Release on Permit Application Aloha The NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources is pleased to announce a 45 day public comment period on a scientific research and enhancement permit application submitted by the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program to carry out recovery actions on Hawaiian monk seals over a 5 year period The permit has been requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act The comment period closes on April 15 2013 Please note that this application does not include moving seals from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to the main Hawaiian Islands as part of the two stage translocation process described in the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement PEIS for Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Actions The Draft PEIS which was made available to the public in September 2011 analyzed that translocation action but it has now been deferred from inclusion in the current 5 year permit cycle pending further analysis NOAA Fisheries is preparing a Final PEIS for Hawaiian monk seal Recovery Actions in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act The intent of the PEIS is to evaluate the potential direct indirect and cumulative impacts on the human environment of the alternative approaches to implementing recovery actions including research and enhancement activities requiring a permit The permit application may be viewed online at

    Original URL path: http://www.nameahulu.org/2013/03/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • January | 2013 | Na Mea Hulu
    was brought in with a hook in her cheek according to the National Marine Fisheries Service We are thrilled to see that this seal has recovered from her injuries and is being released back into the wild today We feel this incident is an opportunity to enhance awareness about our state marine mammal and take proactive steps to improve our community s capacity to respond responsibly to interactions between humans and seals Marine Conservation Institute has launched a study to document what is currently known about interactions with seals identify and analyze public concerns about the issue economic legal and environmental and develop creative solutions to reduce harm to seals and minimize negative impacts on humans As our seal population in the main islands grows due to natural increase there will be more unintentional hookings of seals by recreational fishermen who are minding their own business Fisherman and other ocean users can be valuable partners in this effort as they are eyes on the water who can report entanglements hooking incidents and other interactions immediately to reduce Hawaiian monk seal fatalities The fate of this very rare and endangered seal is in our hands Community cooperation is essential if we are going to succeed in keeping it a part of Hawaii s ecology for all to enjoy About Marine Conservation Institute Marine Conservation Institute is a U S nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting marine ecosystems We work with scientists politicians government officials and other organizations in the United States and around the world to fashion solutions to problems affecting marine ecosystems which are long lasting and compatible with sustainable ocean use Honua Consulting represents Marine Conservation Institute in Hawai i Read more Latest News Cuts Threaten Future of Critically Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal HELP NEEDED FROM PUBLIC TO LOCATE DISTRESSED

    Original URL path: http://www.nameahulu.org/2013/01/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • May | 2012 | Na Mea Hulu
    HOOKING OR ENTANGLEMENTS For Immediate Release May 11 2012 Early Reporting Gives Monk Seals Increased Chance of Survival HONOLULU The Department of Land and Natural Resources DLNR and NOAA Fisheries announced this week that since March 2012 NOAA Fisheries DLNR and partners have responded to five seal hooking incidents involving four individual Hawaiian monk seals Three of these responses are still in progress NOAA and DLNR would like to take this opportunity to remind fishermen that monk seal deaths and injuries from fishing interactions can often be prevented and adverse impacts to fishermen and seals can be reduced through early reporting of incidents Monk seals are a vital part of Hawai i s marine and cultural environment said William J Aila Jr DLNR Chairperson While DLNR and NOAA seek to address all adverse impacts on Hawaiian monk seals we want to acknowledge the cooperation of Hawai i fishermen and emphasize that we do not consider fishing interactions in the main Hawaiian Islands to currently pose a major threat to monk seal recovery NOAA Fisheries Service data indicate that a total of 77 hooking incidents have been reported over the past 10 years with at total of nine incidents in 2011 and eight incidents reported thus far in 2012 including the five incidents discussed here However in only two cases including one of the recent cases have hookings been deemed the likely cause of a seal s death Aila added We want to partner with the fishermen to further reduce impacts Following the guidelines and reporting hookings can help make a relatively small impact become even smaller The agencies offer guidelines titled Hawaiian Monk Seals and Fishing Interactions Guidelines for Prevention Safety and Reporting that describe actions fishermen can take to avoid seal hookings and entanglement and to reduce fishing gear and bait loss The guidelines also stress the importance of reporting all fishing interactions The guidelines are available at the following link http www fpir noaa gov Library PRD Hawaiian 20monk 20seal HMS fishing guidelines FINAL PUBLIC pdf The toll free 24 7 reporting hotline for all fishing interactions and other marine mammal incidents is 1 888 256 9840 NOAA and DLNR urge all fishermen and other ocean users to write down this hotline and or save it in their mobile phones for timely use whenever a seal is hooked or entangled We want to encourage reporting as early as possible We feel we can develop win win solutions with the fishermen and their reporting is essential to achieving this said Jeff Walters Marine Mammal Branch Chief NOAA NMFS PIRO Timely reporting of monk seal fishing interactions is beneficial in at least two ways 1 First reporting an interaction as soon as possible can help save a seal s life or minimize seal injury In at least three previous cases real time reporting of seals that had ingested hooks resulted in successful treatment and release of the seal back to the wild These seals probably would have died without this

    Original URL path: http://www.nameahulu.org/2012/05/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • April | 2012 | Na Mea Hulu
    just born this week on Kaua i That message is featured in a new public service announcement now being aired on local television stations and online at http www alohakanaloacoalition org The Humane Society of the United States HSUS and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced continued support of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement s work to combat poaching and designated wildlife related crimes by sponsoring a toll free confidential reward tip line 1 855 DLNR TIP The tip line allows individuals statewide to confidentially report information about poaching crimes to law enforcement The first case under the new reward program and tip line was announced in January and involved three monk seal deaths on Moloka i A fourth monk seal was later found dead on Kaua i Necropsies performed on three of the four seals confirmed the deaths were suspicious These cases along with the newest reported death on Kaua i remain under investigation Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the confidential reward tip line The HSUS Conservation Council for Hawai i and the Center for Biological Diversity have again posted a 10 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person s responsible for the monk seal deaths Earlier standing contributions from these groups the Marine Conservation Institute and a generous anonymous local donor bring the reward total from 30 000 to 40 000 or 10 000 per confirmed incident We thank the HSUS for their continued sponsorship of this program which helps protect Hawaii s precious wildlife said Randy Awo DOCARE chief Monk Seal Facts Hawaiian monk seals are one of the world s most endangered animals with population estimates less than 1 100 Hawaiian monk seals are endemic to Hawai i and therefore found

    Original URL path: http://www.nameahulu.org/2012/04/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • March | 2012 | Na Mea Hulu
    tomorrow as we participate in E Malama i ke Kai Ocean Fest 2012 E Malama i ke Kai The event is to take place Saturday March 17 2012 from 9 am to 2 pm at Queen Surf Beach in Waikiki Read more Latest News Cuts Threaten Future of Critically Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal HELP NEEDED FROM PUBLIC TO LOCATE DISTRESSED MONK SEAL MOLOKA I DLNR SEEKS COMMUNITY S HELP TO FIND HOOKED MONK SEAL ON MAUI Media Advisory Happy Mother s Day New Monk Seal Pup Photos Information on shark predation at French Frigate Shoals Archives March 2014 May 2013 March 2013 January 2013 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 October 2011 June 2011 Latest Updates Cuts Threaten Future of Critically Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal HELP NEEDED FROM PUBLIC TO LOCATE DISTRESSED MONK SEAL MOLOKA I DLNR SEEKS COMMUNITY S HELP TO FIND HOOKED MONK SEAL ON MAUI Media Advisory Happy Mother s Day New Monk Seal Pup Photos Information on shark predation at French Frigate Shoals Finding Balance Nā Mea Hulu is a project by Honua Consulting funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The goal is to find ways to protect the dwindling

    Original URL path: http://www.nameahulu.org/2012/03/ (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive