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PMRF “Dark Skies” Program Protecting Endangered Seabirds Starts Sept 15th

It will definitely be darker on Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) beginning September 15th as the base begins its "Dark Skies" program. PMRF will be turning off all non-essential lighting on the base and modifying night time operations to help protect rare Hawaiian seabirds and prevent "shearwater fallout." The Newell's Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel are [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:23+00:00 September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Conservation Efforts Continue to Shine

By Ruby Pap Kupu Conservation Intern Susan Deans is seen here in Hanakāpī‘ai Valley, Nāpali Coast. Photo by Seana Walsh/NTBG This month, the world’s largest environmental and nature conservation event is being held in Honolulu. The selection of Hawai‘i as host for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:23+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG’s Breadfruit Director Nationally Recognized Dr. Diane Ragone to receive The Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor. The medal, which is given for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented in a ceremony at GCA’s annual meeting in Minneapolis on [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:35+00:00 May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

New Hawaiian Monk Seal Critical Habitat Rule Adds Protection to Endangered Species

Hawaiian monk seal. Photo courtesy of Kent Backman The state Department of Land and Natural Resources recently announced it is pleased the federal government has incorporated state input into new rules aimed at further protection for the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal, by focusing protection on areas most important for foraging, pupping and [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:05+00:00 August 29th, 2015|0 Comments