Huli‘ia is an observational process conducted in partnership with Nā Maka documenting seasonal changes and shifts across entire ecosystems and landscapes. As the on-island Kure crew documented their weekly observations, Huliʻia aided in identifying correlations and indicators within and across species and ecological processes. Huliʻia helps to establish, strengthen, and foster an intimate relationship with place allowing for the flexibility needed to support and guide management practices in response to climate change, as well as, helping to organize data to identify strategies most beneficial to the productivity and health of a place.Read More →

The Kiamanu Project focuses on increasing community support for seabird conservation efforts through events and activities that bridge culture and science. Under the guidance of the Northwestern Hawaiian Island Native Hawaiian Cultural Work Group (CWG) — an advisory group to Papahānaumokuākea’s Monument Management Board–and their Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) Permit, the Kiamanu Project develops gathering and transport methods of salvage-appropriate seabirds within PMNM, manages the procurement, repositry, distribution, and provides educational opportunities and activities for the community around these resources.Read More →

Job Type: Habitat Restoration Worker – Volunteer Positions Location: Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Duration: 7 months (Approximately mid-August 2019 to March/April 2020) Position closed: Applications reviewed upon receipt until positions are filled Inquiries: Email kureatoll@gmail.com Description: The State of Hawai’i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), DivisionRead More →

Noio Kōhā Brown Noddy Anous stolidus     SPECIES STATUS: State recognized as Indigenous NatureServe Heritage Rank G5 – Secure North American Waterbird Conservation Plan – Not currently at-risk Regional Seabird Conservation Plan – USFWS 2005 The noio kōhā or brown noddy is a medium-sized, abundant tern (Family: Laridae) with aRead More →

Noio Black Noddy Anous minitus     SPECIES STATUS: State recognized as Indigenous NatureServe Heritage Rank G5 – Secure North American Waterbird Conservation Plan – Moderate concern Regional Seabird Conservation Plan – USFWS 2005 The noio or black noddy is a medium-sized, abundant, and gregarious tern (Family: Laridae) with aRead More →