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Entomologist Cynthia King is Tasked With Protecting Hawai‘i’s Biodiversity

She started the first state insectary, established to propagate native rare invertebrates and other of Hawai‘i’s smallest and most overlooked species, including our state insect, the Kamehameha butterfly.
2020.01.21 07:54 PM

Meet the People Who Are Helping to Save Hawai‘i’s Nēnē

On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered bird.
2019.12.09 03:10 PM

[Photos] Hawai‘i's Endangered Nēnē

A trip to Hilo to visit the Shipman family, who has hosted and cared for the endangered nēnē for 101 years, yielded hundreds of photos and unearthed dozens of historic archives.
2019.08.28 12:00 PM

10 Things You May Not Know About the Endangered Nēnē

Get to know our state bird with these fun facts and a timeline that tracks the endangered goose's road to recovery.
2019.08.21 03:00 PM

Hawaiian Humane Society Names New President and CEO

Colorado’s Anna Neubauer joins the nonprofit after protests and the contentious departure of its previous leader.
2019.08.20 04:29 PM

5 Hawai‘i Animals Threatened by President Trump’s Announced Changes to the Endangered Species Act

It’s bad news for our Islands, the world’s endangered species capital.
2019.08.20 04:24 PM

Inside HONOLULU: A Wild Goose Chase

Hatching a plan isn’t always easy.
2019.07.30 05:09 PM

How Hawai‘i’s Endangered ‘Alalā is Slowly Making a Comeback

Ongoing efforts to save Hawai‘i’s last remaining crow seem promising, but officials warn that it’s still a long road ahead.
2019.07.22 03:51 PM

Bad News for O‘ahu’s Nēnē Population: We’re Down to Zero

O‘ahu is the only major Hawaiian island with no wild nēnē.
2019.07.11 04:22 PM

Did Honolulu Just Have Its First-Ever Shark Attack?

The incident off Diamond Head involved a surfer, a shark and one terrifying minute. But does it break the 150-year kapu that has kept the Waikīkī shores unbloodied?
2019.05.16 05:36 PM

The Number of Humpback Whales Coming to Hawai‘i From Alaska is Dropping

The sight of humpback whales and new calves are a thrilling part of Hawai‘i’s winter season.
2019.01.31 07:00 AM

Sharkbusters: 6 Ways Humans Have Tried to Avoid Shark Attacks

Over time, people have tried an impressive range of tactics to repel sharks. But do they work? Not well enough ...
2019.01.17 05:40 PM