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2011-11-08 21:48:21

The Wildlife Society's annual conference is from Nov. 5 to 10 on Waikoloa (the Big Island), Hawaii. USGS scientists are heavily involved in the conference´s sessions, workshops and talks. Said USGS Director Marcia McNutt, "USGS science being presented at TWS is key to helping managers and policymakers make informed. balanced and cost-effective decisions about natural resources that have economic, social, ecological and cultural importance to multiple stakeholder communities." The...

2010-08-05 14:18:00

PAAUILO, Hawaii, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) has developed a fundraiser initiative to help schools and organizations raise money while improving the planet and benefitting Hawaii's unique ecosystem. The HLH's Koa Legacy Tree program makes it possible to honor an individual, memorialize a loved one or special event by planting a native Hawaiian Koa tree in their honor. Each Koa Legacy will honor the person it was planted for by giving the gift of cleaner air,...

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2010-03-11 09:45:00

Wildlife experts praised the Obama administration for its "holistic approach" to conversation in Hawaii, after it named 48 species to be added to the endangered species list on Wednesday, boosting the number of endangered Hawaiian species from 2 to 50. The administration also plans to set aside more than 40 square miles on Kauai as a critical refuge for plants and animals to flourish. The habitat will allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to adopt a new approach to protecting species by...

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2009-09-17 12:46:55

In the late 1920s, people intentionally introduced birds known as Japanese white-eyes into Hawaiian agricultural lands and gardens for purposes of bug control. Now, that decision has come back to bite us. A recent increase in the numbers of white-eyes that live in old-growth forests is leaving native bird species with too little to eat, according to a report published online on September 17th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. The findings show that introduced species can alter...

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2008-03-27 13:05:00

U.S. Forest Service scientists with the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry have completed a study on ways to make high-value koa trees grow faster, while increasing biodiversity, carbon sequestration, scenic beauty, and recreation opportunities in native Hawaiian forests. Acacia koa is a native Hawaiian hardwood tree that traditionally has been prized as a craft and furniture-making wood. Its range has been greatly reduced because of logging and land clearing for agricultural production....

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2005-06-23 07:18:45

HAKALAU FOREST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Hawaii -- Yellowed grasses cover the lower southern slopes of Mauna Kea where impenetrable koa forests once stood on the Big Island. But Hawaii's largest endemic tree, with its sickle-shaped leaves, has reclaimed some of its former territory over the last two decades. Conservationists and small timber harvesters have replanted koa on thousands of acres on the Big Island - the local name for the island of Hawaii - and Maui, increasingly fencing out...

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2004-12-01 08:10:00

HONOLULU (AP) -- One of Earth's rarest birds might have gone into extinction following the death of one of the last known po'ouli. The aging male po'ouli died in captivity Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. It had recently contracted avian malaria, but the exact cause of death won't be known until tests from the necropsy are completed. The remaining two po'ouli, believed to be a male and a female, haven't been seen for nearly a year. They might also have died, moved to...


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2008-05-16 15:20:10

The Black Mamo (Drepanis funerea), was discovered in 1893 in the Pelekuna Valley, on the island of Molokai, where it was once found in the high forests of the peaks. There is fossil evidence of this species on the island of Maui. It was shot down many times for collections because of what the bird looked like. Being eight inches long from tail tip to the end of is bill, it was a large bird, but was not as large as the former species of Mamo, the Hawaiian Mamo. It was shadowy black with...

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2008-05-16 14:53:42

The Spectacled Finch (Callacanthis burtoni), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-16 14:44:42

The Scarlet Finch (Haematospiza sipahi), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.