OCEANS IN CRISIS
Climate change = ocean changes. For the third year in a row, record warm
ocean temperatures with subsequent coral bleaching events have
To combat this emergency situation, Hawai'i Wildlife Fund is
working harder than ever to protect Hawaii's marine life by:
Intervening directly to protect species
Restoring sensitive habitat
Removing marine debris from shorelines
stop the flow and turn the tide, we are working to change laws by
promoting legislation like the recent
Foam Ban and plastic bag bans for Maui and the
sunscreen ban statewide.
We are currently partnering with a group of young engineers to bring an
experimental beach plastic separator device called the
that is designed to clean plastic debris out of beach sand.
(See article at left.)
PROTECTING SEA TURTLES
Hawaii Wildlife Fund has been
protecting Maui's endangered hawksbill
sea turtles for 23 years now. Our team tracks, monitors, tags and
protects the adult females as they lay their eggs in the sand and
then ensures that the hatchlings scramble safely from the nest to
that awaits their long journey through life.
Currently, Hawai'i Wildlife Fund is standing up for sea turtles
again by working to
prevent 5,000 new LED streetlights from being
installed on Maui to reduce outdoor light pollution. While we
applaud the use of LED to save energy, we are asking the county to
choose bulbs with low white/blue light content, which are more
turtle-friendly. The bright lights the county is installing also attract seabirds
and can result in their deaths.
We need your help in fighting these battles! Saving the health of
the planet's oceans will take a global effort. We call on everyone
to join our efforts.
donations to our
501(c)3 nonprofit organization are tax deductible. Mahalo.
Me ke aloha pumehana,
- Hannah Bernard,
HWF Executive Director
Join Hawaii Wildlife Fund's
co-founder and marine naturalist Hannah Bernard
on a conservation adventure in
Micronesia. A few spots are still available on our May 10-19
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