The coral spawning season in Hawaii has begun! Each spring, the Hawaiian coral species, Pocillopora meandrina, or cauliflower coral, clouds the coastal sea with its annual broadcast spawning event. These short-lived events occurring just after sunrise signify the creation of the next generation of corals.
HWF joins up with partners from the Upcycle Hawaii crew to remove plastic pollution from our shores and then turn them into useful treasures!
Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund, Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaiʻi State Parks, The Nature Conservancy, and members of the Hui Loko network cordially invite you and your #hianchialine colleagues (and friends) to join us for this upcoming 5ISAE event! #hianchialine
Community members along with HWF staff, volunteers, and renowned nature artist Patrick Ching, celebrated the grand opening of the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Discovery Center. The day’s special events included the unveiling and Hawaiian blessing led by Kahu Ua for the stunning ‘Ohana Kanaloa mural, created by Patrick Ching in partnership with the Maui community, and the sharing of several oli by Noelani Lee and her two keiki kāne (sons).
Eyes of the Reef Hawai’i recently launched FREE educational materials, including coral reef field guides. Learn more about Hawaii's coral reefs!
Welcome to Lāʻau Letters: Native Plants of Kaʻū. Read about Kaʻū's native plants and their moʻolelo (stories), uses, preferred habitats, and opportunities to adopt them for stewardship. This column seeks to encourage making new plant friends and to reunite with others.
Dr. Russ Reinbolt of California raced around Hawaiʻi Island (twice!) to raise money and awareness for native wildlife.
Then-graduate student at UH Hilo and HWF intern on Hawai‘i Island, Leah Sherwood, writes about her colorful experience in this guest blog: “A beach cleanup on the southern coast of the island of Hawai‘i” from March 2019.
In June, Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced the new Pristine Makai program in partnership with Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (HWF) when they opened their doors to guests. Through this innovative program, every time a guest chooses to stay at the new SCP Hilo Hotel, SCP will donate $1 to support HWF’s efforts to keep the Island of Hawai‘i beaches magnificent and pure.
During November the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary has many wonderful events celebrating the return of the humpback whale to Hawaiian waters. We're also giving away beautiful posters to celebrate! Find out more in the blog post.