Interior Releases Strategy to Preserve Native Hawaiian Birds

Mosquito-borne avian malaria has reached to the mountains.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) released a strategy for preventing the extinction of Hawaiian forest birds this month, outlining a multi-agency action plan to protect the critically endangered species native to the islands. The Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, the National Park Service, and the Office of Policy Analysis will partner in the implementation of the strategy.

“Hawaiʻi’s forest birds are facing an extinction crisis, in part because rising temperatures caused by climate change have enabled mosquitoes to reach high-elevation areas that were once sanctuaries for these birds,” said Fish and Wildlife and Parks Assistant Secretary Shannon Estenoz. “We can help protect and conserve these species through a coordinated strategy that considers Hawai‘i’s unique ecosystems and the islands’ natural and cultural heritage.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Secretary Estenoz to seek God’s direction as she manages Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
  • For wisdom for Interior Secretary Haaland as she coordinates conservation efforts with other state and federal agencies.
  • For Director David Applegate as he oversees the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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