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 →

ARTICLE: Written by Mikiala Pescaia, Interpretive Ranger and Education Specialist, Kalaupapa National Park. During the Makahiki season of December 2018 Kalaupapa National Historical Park was asked to host a feather lei-making workshop for cultural practitioners primarily of the Molokai community. Its historical ties to featherwork and feather collection, its established seabird populations, as well as its ongoing efforts to increase suitable seabird habitat made Kalaupapa the ideal setting for this workshop. Photo Credit: Mikiala PescaiaRead More →