After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Oct 23 2012
October 23, 2012 - "The Palila's Future: Restoring a Māmane Forest on Mauna Kea"
High above the clouds on the slopes of Mauna Kea the dry forest harbors the critically endangered Hawaiian finch, the palila. Because of over 200 years of damage by grazing animals, this māmane and naio forest has been severely degraded and so, too, has the palila's population.Today, the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP) is actively restoring this special forest through volunteer outplanting and seed scatter projects. MKFRP's Volunteer Coordinator, Jackson Bauer, will present about the restoration of this rarely-visited forest and its feathery inhabitants.
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Did You Know?
The endangered Honu`ea (Hawksbill Sea Turtle) comes to shore on the main Hawaiian Islands to nest. They lay multiple nests throughout the season with an average of 175 eggs per nest. Only one in 5,000 hatchlings survives to adulthood.