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Endangered Species In Hawaii

Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals Expands by 7,000 Square Miles USFWS Pacific/Flickr

Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals Expands by 7,000 Square Miles

Facing extinction, the seals now have better-protected places to live around Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Niihau.

Cluster of False Killer Whales Tagged for First Time Off Kona Cascadia Research

Cluster of False Killer Whales Tagged for First Time Off Kona

Rare group was photographed and tagged last weekend — the first time they’d been seen in four years.

NOAA Wants Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List NOAA

NOAA Wants Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

After 45 years of federal protection, NOAA says the whale population has recovered nicely.

Feds Keep Protections for Hawaii Green Sea Turtles Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Feds Keep Protections for Hawaii Green Sea Turtles

NOAA denies petition to delist Hawaii honu, proposes increasing protections for turtles elsewhere.

‘If You’re the Bad Guy, Everybody Needs to Know’

‘If You’re the Bad Guy, Everybody Needs to Know’

Hawaii Environmental Council talking invasive species, climate change at annual planning meeting.

Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument? Enric Sala

Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument?

Public invited to weigh in on Obama’s proposal at town hall meeting tonight.

Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal Contributed photo

Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal

State, federal officials remind public that harassing honu is against the law and can result in a fine.

Who Would Kill This Monk Seal?

Who Would Kill This Monk Seal?

Law enforcement struggles to protect the endangered species.
Can Spy Cams Save Hawaiian Monk Seals?

Can Spy Cams Save Hawaiian Monk Seals?

Federal scientists are using crittercams to dispel myths about Hawaiian seals that endanger them.
Hawaii DOT Refusal to Switch Out Lights Means Likely Federal Indictment

Hawaii DOT Refusal to Switch Out Lights Means Likely Federal Indictment

Department of Transportation blamed for deaths of endangered birds, turtles and moths.
NOAA Shelves Plan To Move Monk Seals to Main Hawaiian Islands USFWS Pacific/Flickr

NOAA Shelves Plan To Move Monk Seals to Main Hawaiian Islands

Marine officials say they aren't ready to deal with more frequent contact between seals and humans.

Reward Offered for Info on Illegal Sea Turtle Killings

First monk seals, now sea turtles? What gives? Our landblog reports: The Humane Society is offering up to $2,500 …
NOAA Program: Kill The Sharks To Save The Baby Monk Seals

NOAA Program: Kill The Sharks To Save The Baby Monk Seals

But the marine oversight agency failed to nab a single galapagos shark this year.

Latest Monk Seal Killing Prompts Environmental Groups to Up Reward to $40,000

New this week that yet another monk seal was found dead under “suspicious” circumstances has prompted environmental groups to up …
Stop In the Name Of the Endangered Species Law: Put That Sea Turtle Back NOAA

Stop In the Name Of the Endangered Species Law: Put That Sea Turtle Back

UPDATED But your chances of getting caught may be slim, according to a Civil Beat review of 10 years of documents.

August 2015

Tuesday, August 18

Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals Expands by 7,000 Square Miles

June 2015

Thursday, June 11

Cluster of False Killer Whales Tagged for First Time Off Kona

April 2015

Monday, April 20

NOAA Wants Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

March 2015

Friday, March 20

Feds Keep Protections for Hawaii Green Sea Turtles

August 2014

Thursday, August 21

‘If You’re the Bad Guy, Everybody Needs to Know’

Monday, August 11

Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument?

June 2014

Monday, June 30

Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal

December 2013

Thursday, December 5

Who Would Kill This Monk Seal?

August 2013

Friday, August 16

Can Spy Cams Save Hawaiian Monk Seals?

April 2013

Tuesday, April 2

Hawaii DOT Refusal to Switch Out Lights Means Likely Federal Indictment

March 2013

Saturday, March 2

NOAA Shelves Plan To Move Monk Seals to Main Hawaiian Islands

September 2012

Saturday, September 29

Reward Offered for Info on Illegal Sea Turtle Killings

August 2012

Friday, August 24

NOAA Program: Kill The Sharks To Save The Baby Monk Seals

April 2012

Thursday, April 26

Latest Monk Seal Killing Prompts Environmental Groups to Up Reward to $40,000

February 2012

Wednesday, February 22

Stop In the Name Of the Endangered Species Law: Put That Sea Turtle Back

January 2012

Wednesday, January 25

State Pushes Back Against Federal Monk Seal Protections

December 2011

Thursday, December 29

Third Monk Seal Found Dead on Molokai

September 2011

Tuesday, September 6

Hawaiian Nene Being Kicked Off Kauai

August 2011

Friday, August 12

Fishermen Oppose Extra Protections for Hawaiian Monk Seals

June 2011

Thursday, June 30

Slideshow: Saving Hawaii’s Rarest Orchid

Wednesday, June 29

Saving Hawaii’s Rarest Orchid

Friday, June 3

Malama Da Aina, Except at Kaena Point?

May 2011

Friday, May 27

‘Strong, Swift Action’ Needed to Control Big Island Deer

Tuesday, May 24

There’s a Ram Living Above Pearl City

Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

Monday, May 23

Rescuing Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals — By Moving Them To The City

Wednesday, May 18

Kauai Bird Plan OK With Feds, Not Yet With State

March 2011

Tuesday, March 29

Drawing the Line on How to Protect Hawaii Seabirds

January 2011

Friday, January 14

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

November 2010

Saturday, November 6

Buck the Firds? Kauai’s Championship Football Game Under the Lights

September 2010

Thursday, September 16

Big Island Urges State to Protect Reef Fish

Friday, September 10

Kauai Admits To Causing Seabird Deaths

Friday, September 3

Kauai Wants License to Kill 15 Birds Per Year

August 2010

Friday, August 20

Maui Could Be First County To Protect Aquarium Fish

Thursday, August 19

Lights Out: Birds Trump Friday Night Football

July 2010

Wednesday, July 21

UPDATE: Justices Decline to Reconsider Turtle Bay

Saturday, July 10

Islands Bear the Brunt of Climate Change

June 2010

Wednesday, June 30

Ten Years, Ten Endangered Species Indictments

Tuesday, June 15

Background On Endangered Species In Hawaii

Rats Threaten Native Species, Army Steps Up Attack