by Hannah Bernard, President
Although we are small, we are mighty. And when we combine our
efforts with other like-minded groups, great things happen.
March - Good news for green sea turtles!!
"... Hannah Bernard, president and co-founder of Hawaii Wildlife Fund, said federal officials propose reclassifying sea turtles into 11 distinct population segments, since turtles in the same patch of ocean - the Hawaiian archipelago, for instance
- share a genetic heritage and are isolated from other groups by vast expanses of ocean."
January - Another victory in injection wells lawsuit
To help protect Maui's coastal waters from pollution,
Hawaii Wildlife Fund was one of four Maui community groups that filed a lawsuit against Maui County. A federal judge in January ruled that all four injection wells at the Lahaina wastewater facility
are "illegal" and in violation of the Clean Water Act. >
January - Joint Statement Against Ching Nomination
Also in January, Hawaii Wlidlife Fund was part of a coalition of 18
groups that blasted Governor David Ige's nomination of Carleton Ching to
head the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources Department, saying that Ching
(a developer) has no demonstrated expertise in managing the cultural
and natural resources that fall under the department's purview.
How HWF has made a difference in 2014
As we complete our
18th year as one of Hawaii's smallest, yet
most influential, nonprofits I am thankful for the help and
support we have received. Our many
projects are possible only because
of our strong ohana, our family of friends. It's thanks to people like you who
in the field with us or
donate funds to keep us going
that we have successes to share.
Me ka mahalo,
Hannah Bernard, President
Hawaii Wildlife Fund