Last week, Hawai’i officially received its final shipment of coal to the state, meaning we’ll be coal-free by the end of September 2022. We couldn’t be more supportive of this state initiative towards clean energy!
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.
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!
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.
Monk seals are uncommon but truly esteemed guests along the Kaʻū coastline, and have been occasionally sited at Honu‘apo, and also in the recent past by Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund and Ala Kahakai Trails Association volunteers at Kāwā, Kalihipali, Waiʻōhinu, Kiolaka‘a, and Kamā‘oa.
A total of 276 sea turtle strandings were documented on Maui in 2020, a nearly 100 percent increase from 2019, according to data from the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute.
New baby! Hawaiian Monk Seal Kaiwi gave birth around 5:00pm on April 26, 2021 on Kaimana Beach in Waikiki!