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. The goal was to gather experienced and aspiring feather workers to discuss and share the protocols and techniques used to collect, process, clean, store and prepare seabird feathers for cultural use. Photo Credit: Mikiala PescaiaRead More →

Seasoned Kure field biologist and Hawaii Pacific University grad student Ilana Nimz presented her poster at the Hawaii Conservation Conference (Pictured above) about the removal of the highly invasive weed Verbesinan encelioides at Kure Atoll and the subsequent Brown and Masked Booby population increases. The Kure brown booby population increasedRead More →

The Winged Ambassador Education Partnership between Kure Atoll Conservancy, State of Hawaii DLNR-DOFAW, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, and Hawai‘i Pacific University have teamed up to offer free boluses as a valuable teaching resource. http://oikonos.org/albatross-bolus/Read More →