Voices of Science: The Rarest Goose in the World

A pair of black and white stripped birds
Nene geese

NPS Photo / David Restivo

The Hawai'i Voices of Science episodes tell natural resource stories on Hawai'i Island.

The Hawaiian Goose, or nēnē, is the rarest goose in the world. It’s found only in the state of Hawaii. In the 1950’s, the species was on the brink of extinction. With the help of biologists like Kathleen Misajon in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the nēnē population is rebounding.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Last updated: September 21, 2021