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December 09, 2019

Nēnē Downlisted From Endangered to Threatened

In the mid-20th century, there were fewer than 30 nēnē in the wild on Hawaiʻi Island, and another 13 birds in captivity.  Today, there are more than 2,800 birds statewide.
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September 26, 2019

Nēnē Awareness Day Today at Haleakalā National Park

The public is invited to come and explore the park, find out about the world’s most endangered geese, and learn how you can protect them.
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June 10, 2019

Deadline Today for Input on Windfarm Impacts

Today is the deadline for public comments on a draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on four Hawaiʻi wind projects.
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February 21, 2019

Permit Sought to Aid in Recovery of Endangered Nēnē

Haleakalā Ranch's draft Safe Harbor Agreement would improve the long-term recovery of nēnē across 3,056 acres of privately-owned ranch land on Maui.
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March 30, 2018

Hawai‘i State Bird, Nēnē Proposed for Downlisting

The US Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed downlisting the Hawaiian goose, or nēnē, from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
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September 09, 2017

Nēnē Awareness Day Contest, Entry Deadline Sept. 21

Haleakalā National Park’s annual Nēnē Awareness Day logo contest is fast approaching and accepting entries. The contest entry deadline is Sept. 21, 2017.
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March 03, 2017

Proposed Increase to Incidental Take of Bat and Nēnē at Kaheawa

The state is proposing to issue an amended Incidental Take License at Kaheawa Wind Power II above Mā‘alaea to increase the amount of deaths allowed for the Hawaiian hoary bat and the nēnē during facility operations.
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January 09, 2017

Two Nēnē Goslings Killed by Cars on Kaua‘i

Two of three baby nēnē photographed grazing in lush grass alongside the Hanalei River last month were killed by cars as they attempted to cross a highway.
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December 29, 2016

50 Nēnē Killed on Kauaʻi Roads in Last Two Years

In the final weeks of 2016, eight nēnē or Hawaiian geese have been killed by vehicles along a two mile stretch of the Kaumuali‘i Highway in Kekaha.
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September 22, 2016

Hawaiʻi Awarded $3.8 M to Protect Threatened, Endangered Species

Hawaiʻi has received $3.8 million from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to protect threatened and endangered species through better land use management.
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March 10, 2016

Loose Pets Pose Danger to Nēnē Goslings During Nesting Season on Kauaʻi

Reports of loose dogs and cats hunting nēnē have been on the rise island-wide this breeding season, with four goslings found dead along the side of Kīlauea Road on Feb. 10, 2016.
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December 05, 2014

Nēnē Goose Egg Found at Maui Golf Course

It's too big for a golf ball and too early for Easter, but golf pros in Waikapū on Maui have identified the likely culprit of the white oval object on the greens this morning. Right around this time of year, the nēnē, which is an endangered species and the official bird of the State of Hawaiʻi, are known to lay their eggs around the ponds, with mates that they keep for life.
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September 02, 2014

Haleakalā Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act

Haleakalā National Park marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act tomorrow, a measure that gave public lands their highest level of protection when it was signed into law in 1964, park officials announced.
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September 24, 2009

Endangered Nene Goose Talk, Part of Public Lands Day Celebration

The Friends of Haleakala National Park hosts a free presentation tonight, Thursday, September 24, 2009, on Hawaii’s state bird, the endangered nene. Wildlife biologists will discuss protection efforts and community involvement. The public can find out more about the nene and help to protect this endangered bird. That’s at 7 p.m. at the Hannibal Tavares... Read more »
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April 02, 2009


The state hopes to enter a safe harbor agreement with Haleakala Ranch to reintroduce and establish a population the endangered nene on the property. Under the agreement Haleakala Ranch would maintain or improve more than 3,000 acres of land, monitor release pens and outplant native food sources, with the hopes of increasing the population from... Read more »
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