Mauna Loa and Nāmakanipaio Campground Closures
March 15, 2014 - Due to high wind advisories, Mauna Loa is closed to backcountry hiking or camping, Mauna Loa Road is closed beyond Kīpukapuaulu (Bird Park) and Nāmakanipaio campground is closed to tent camping due to possible falling tree limbs. More »
After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Dec 28 2010
December 28, 2010 - "Keauhou Bird Sanctuary - Facing the Future"
The Hawai`i Endagered Bird Conservation Program (HEBCP), a field program of the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research works in partnership to recover populations of critically endagered Hawaiian forest birds. Based at its two captive-breeding facilities - the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Volcano and the Maui Bird Conservation Center - staff utilize intensive techniques such as artificial incubation, hand-rearing and behavioral analysis with the ultimate goal of releasing endagered birds into protected habitat. Although restoration of the `Alala (Hawaiian Crow) is the primary focus of HEBCP, the Puaiohi, Palila, Maui Parrotbill and Nene are also key elements of the program. Join presenter Richard Switzer, Conservation Program Manager as he elaborates on the work of HEBCP and the future for Hawaii's endagered native birds.
Did You Know?
Only two butterflies found in Hawai`i are native. The Kamehameha Butterfly (Vanessa tameamea) is Hawai`i's state insect, brightly colored, and larger than the Blackburn's blue (Udara blackburni).