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October 09, 2020

Thousands of Dollars of Damage Done to Sign at Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline

The DLNR Division of State Parks was notified Monday morning of the vandalism of a state-owned $20,000 moveable, digital sign located at the Makapu‘u Lighthouse trailhead. The sign was reportedly damaged sometime Sunday night at the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline Park.
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September 25, 2020

Kauaʻi Rapid Response Team Identifies New Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

The Kauaʻi Rapid Response Team's recent helicopter surveys detected the presence of virulent fungal pathogens that cause the rapid killing of ‘ōhi‘a trees in two new areas on Kaua'i. The recent Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death discoveries were along the upper Hanalei valley and along the north side of Powerline Trail.
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May 09, 2020

New Rule Restricts Import of Myrtle Family Plants to Help Protect ʻŌhiʻa

The rule amendment becomes effective on May 15, 2020 and was established to prevent the introduction of new strains of a fungus and other pests and diseases that threaten ʻōhiʻa trees, native forests and watersheds, and also horticultural and agricultural industries.
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April 25, 2020

Well-Known Oʻahu Monk Seal, ʻHoney Girlʻ Found Dead

COVID-19 Restrictions Prevent Post-Mortem Exam.
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January 28, 2020

Earthjustice Files Lawsuit Against DLNR Alleging “Rampant Aquarium Collection”

The complaint alleges the department instead created a loophole that the group claims has resulted in the extraction of more than a half-a-million marine animals from Hawaiʻi reefs over the past two years.
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January 14, 2020

DLNR: Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Battle Needs $4M Yearly

Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources officials say the 2020-2024 update to the original strategic response plan for the fight against Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death notes many challenges ahead.
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December 27, 2019

State Conservation Officers Get New Uniforms in 2020

Beginning next year, DOCARE officers have a complement of new uniforms that better reflect their duties and responsibilities protecting and enforcing Hawai‘i’s natural and cultural resource laws.
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June 04, 2019

Invasive Caterpillar Threatens Rare Native Plants on Maui

The invasive Arcte coerula (Ramie moth) caterpillar has been found on Maui. Biologists found the invasive species feeding on māmaki in Olowalu.
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April 23, 2019

Mālama Hawai‘i: On Air, On Flights, In Hotel Rooms

DLNR and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority have partnered to launch Mālama Hawai‘i, a comprehensive campaign designed to educate and remind visitors and kama‘āina about being respectful of the islands’ natural resources, protecting wildlife and staying safe at all times while in Hawai‘i.
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April 16, 2019

Minor Injuries in Helicopter Crash at Sacred Falls

A helicopter under contract to the Division of Forestry & Wildlife made a hard landing at the Kaluanui Natural Area Reserve above Sacred Falls on O‘ahu.
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February 10, 2019

DLNR Continues to Monitor Powerful Winter Storm

Polipoli State Park on Maui is blanketed with snow. It could also be the lowest elevation snow ever recorded in the state.
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January 13, 2019

Veteran Officer Chosen to Lead State Conservation Enforcement

Jason Redulla, a 15-year veteran of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, has been chosen as the agency’s new enforcement chief.
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December 31, 2018

Organizations Combat Illegal Aquarium Collection

Hawaiʻi-based marine and animal protection organizations have joined forces with the DLNR to make it easier to report illegal aquarium collecting activity.
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December 04, 2018

Officers Graduate From First-Ever DOCARE Academy

Six officers graduated from the first DLNR DOCARE Academy, an immersive, six-week training in conservation enforcement.
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December 03, 2018

More Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Confirmed on Kauaʻi

Rapid ʻŌhi‘a Death (ROD), a disease killing ʻōhiʻa trees, has been confirmed at two new locations on Kaua‘i. Since ROD was discovered in Moloa‘a State Forest Reserve in 14 trees earlier this year, a team of scientists from state, federal, and private organizations has been working together to survey the island and develop response plans... Read more »
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