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  • News & Updates | Na Mea Hulu | Protecting the Hawaiian Monk Seals | Page 4
    means that Hawaii would receive federal funds to help the seals survival To counter these terrible killings concerned individuals have teamed up with more than a dozen local and national organizations to create a group voice The alliance calls itself Aloha Kana loa Coalition Kana loa being god of the ocean in ancient Hawaiian tradition The purpose of the coalition is to stop monk seal killings through education and to open dialogue with anglers about the importance of monk seals to the Hawaiian culture the state and the world The group created a public service video about the monk seal at www aloha kana loa coa li tion org The filmmakers convey Hawaiian culture at its finest and traditional fishing practices at their wisest The message of sharing and aloha for native species as well as for each other gives me hope One voice calling for a halt to the brutal killings of our state marine mammal won t likely make a difference but thousands together will If you have any information about these killings please call toll free 855 DLNR TIP 855 356 7847 Besides holding the possibility of receiving a 40 000 reward it s the right thing to do for Hawaii Read more DLNR NOAA ASK FOR FISHERMEN S KOKUA IN REPORTING MONK SEAL 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

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  • Na Mea Hulu | Protecting the Hawaiian Monk Seals | Page 4
    that Hawaii would receive federal funds to help the seals survival To counter these terrible killings concerned individuals have teamed up with more than a dozen local and national organizations to create a group voice The alliance calls itself Aloha Kana loa Coalition Kana loa being god of the ocean in ancient Hawaiian tradition The purpose of the coalition is to stop monk seal killings through education and to open dialogue with anglers about the importance of monk seals to the Hawaiian culture the state and the world The group created a public service video about the monk seal at www aloha kana loa coa li tion org The filmmakers convey Hawaiian culture at its finest and traditional fishing practices at their wisest The message of sharing and aloha for native species as well as for each other gives me hope One voice calling for a halt to the brutal killings of our state marine mammal won t likely make a difference but thousands together will If you have any information about these killings please call toll free 855 DLNR TIP 855 356 7847 Besides holding the possibility of receiving a 40 000 reward it s the right thing to do for Hawaii Read more DLNR NOAA ASK FOR FISHERMEN S KOKUA IN REPORTING MONK SEAL 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

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  • News & Updates | Na Mea Hulu | Protecting the Hawaiian Monk Seals | Page 5
    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 nowhere else in the world In June 2010 the Legislature passed Act 165 specifically to increase penalties for taking which is defined to include harassing or killing a monk seal It s a Class C felony up to 5 years imprisonment Someone convicted under this law could face a maximum fine of 50 000 Monk seals are also protected under the federal Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act which makes it a crime to kill or harm a Hawaiian monk seal Media Contacts Deborah Ward State of Hawaii DLNR 808 587 0320 Deborah L Ward hawaii gov Trisha Kehaulani Watson Aloha Kanaloa Coalition 808 392 1617 info nameahulu org Stephanie Twining Humane Society of the United States 301 258 1491 stwining humanesociety org Read more Na Mea Hulu to Participate in E Malama i ke Kai Ocean Fest 2012 Join us 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 New DLNR Tip Line for Wildlife Related Crimes The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust have teamed up with the Department of Land and Natural Resources to provide a toll free confidential tip line for information on wildlife related crimes The number is 1 855 DLNR

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  • Na Mea Hulu | Protecting the Hawaiian Monk Seals | Page 5
    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 nowhere else in the world In June 2010 the Legislature passed Act 165 specifically to increase penalties for taking which is defined to include harassing or killing a monk seal It s a Class C felony up to 5 years imprisonment Someone convicted under this law could face a maximum fine of 50 000 Monk seals are also protected under the federal Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act which makes it a crime to kill or harm a Hawaiian monk seal Media Contacts Deborah Ward State of Hawaii DLNR 808 587 0320 Deborah L Ward hawaii gov Trisha Kehaulani Watson Aloha Kanaloa Coalition 808 392 1617 info nameahulu org Stephanie Twining Humane Society of the United States 301 258 1491 stwining humanesociety org Read more Na Mea Hulu to Participate in E Malama i ke Kai Ocean Fest 2012 Join us 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 New DLNR Tip Line for Wildlife Related Crimes The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust have teamed up with the Department of Land and Natural Resources to provide a toll free confidential tip line for information on wildlife related crimes The number is 1 855 DLNR TIP

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  • News & Updates | Na Mea Hulu | Protecting the Hawaiian Monk Seals | Page 6
    to Close January 6 2012 Public Comment Period for the Proposed Rule to Revise Critical Habitat for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Closes January 6 2011 In response to public comment NOAA Fisheries reopened the public comment period for the proposed rule to revise critical habitat for the Hawaiian monk seal published on June 2 2011 The public comment period reopened from November 7 2011 for 60 days and will end on Janurary 6 2012 You may submit written comments on the proposed rule identified by 0648 BA81 by any one of the following methods received electronically at the Federal eRulemaking Portal http www regulations gov Mail or hand delivery Submit written comments to Regulatory Branch Chief Protected Resources Division National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Regional Office 1601 Kapiolani Blvd Suite 1110 Honolulu HI 96814 Attn Hawaiian monk seal proposed critical habitat For further information about this action please visit the Regional Office website http www fpir noaa gov PRD prd critical habitat html Note Notice that the comment period was reopened was sent out via the Na Mea Hulu mailing list on November 11 2011 You can visit the archived announcement here To receive our updates please sign up for our mailing list Read more Statement by Walter Ritte on Hawaiian Monk Seals HAWAIIAN MONK SEALS Statement by Walter Ritte The death of these Hawaiian Monk Seals on Molokai is an indication of a dangerous trend that must be stopped Our elders are saying that these seals are not Hawaiian Our young people are calling these seals an invasive species brought in by government The seals are now the easy targets of blame for the many ills of our depleting fisheries We need to stand up for the truth These seals are not only Hawaiian but have been here

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  • Na Mea Hulu | Protecting the Hawaiian Monk Seals | Page 6
    Close January 6 2012 Public Comment Period for the Proposed Rule to Revise Critical Habitat for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Closes January 6 2011 In response to public comment NOAA Fisheries reopened the public comment period for the proposed rule to revise critical habitat for the Hawaiian monk seal published on June 2 2011 The public comment period reopened from November 7 2011 for 60 days and will end on Janurary 6 2012 You may submit written comments on the proposed rule identified by 0648 BA81 by any one of the following methods received electronically at the Federal eRulemaking Portal http www regulations gov Mail or hand delivery Submit written comments to Regulatory Branch Chief Protected Resources Division National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Regional Office 1601 Kapiolani Blvd Suite 1110 Honolulu HI 96814 Attn Hawaiian monk seal proposed critical habitat For further information about this action please visit the Regional Office website http www fpir noaa gov PRD prd critical habitat html Note Notice that the comment period was reopened was sent out via the Na Mea Hulu mailing list on November 11 2011 You can visit the archived announcement here To receive our updates please sign up for our mailing list Read more Statement by Walter Ritte on Hawaiian Monk Seals HAWAIIAN MONK SEALS Statement by Walter Ritte The death of these Hawaiian Monk Seals on Molokai is an indication of a dangerous trend that must be stopped Our elders are saying that these seals are not Hawaiian Our young people are calling these seals an invasive species brought in by government The seals are now the easy targets of blame for the many ills of our depleting fisheries We need to stand up for the truth These seals are not only Hawaiian but have been here longer

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  • News & Updates | Na Mea Hulu | Protecting the Hawaiian Monk Seals | Page 7
    Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus remains one of the most unknown and elusive mammals of the planet The MOm Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk seal is a greek non profit non governmental organization dedicated to the protection of this critically endangered species With more than 20 years now of experience in the research and conservation of Mediterranean monk seals in Greece and abroad the researchers of MOm have gained rare insights in the biology and behavior of the species Following a brief introduction on the biology and status of the three monk seal species the presentation of Dr Karamanlidis the scientific Coordinator of MOm will focus on the efforts that have been carried out so far in Greece to study and protect the Mediterranean monk seal and highlight the necessity to design and implement effective management and conservation measures in the last stronghold of the species in Greece The presentation will include rare images and audio visual material from infra red cameras that have been placed inside breeding caves of the species As always these events begin at 6 30 p m on Thursday evening in the theatre at the Hanauma Bay Education Center Events are free and open to the public with no charge for parking after 5 30 p m We hope to see you on Thursday evening These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities navigate to the Calendar of Events located at www hanaumabayeducation org Read more Newer posts 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

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    monk seal Monachus monachus remains one of the most unknown and elusive mammals of the planet The MOm Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk seal is a greek non profit non governmental organization dedicated to the protection of this critically endangered species With more than 20 years now of experience in the research and conservation of Mediterranean monk seals in Greece and abroad the researchers of MOm have gained rare insights in the biology and behavior of the species Following a brief introduction on the biology and status of the three monk seal species the presentation of Dr Karamanlidis the scientific Coordinator of MOm will focus on the efforts that have been carried out so far in Greece to study and protect the Mediterranean monk seal and highlight the necessity to design and implement effective management and conservation measures in the last stronghold of the species in Greece The presentation will include rare images and audio visual material from infra red cameras that have been placed inside breeding caves of the species As always these events begin at 6 30 p m on Thursday evening in the theatre at the Hanauma Bay Education Center Events are free and open to the public with no charge for parking after 5 30 p m We hope to see you on Thursday evening These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities navigate to the Calendar of Events located at www hanaumabayeducation org Read more Newer posts 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

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