Nene webA‘ohe hana nui ka alu`‘ia

“No task is too big when done together.”

United we stand, divided we fall. Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau by Mary Kawena Pukui.

Two nene geese are seen here blending with the natural environment at Alakai Swamp in Koke‘e, Kaua‘i’s Westside.

With just about 30 nene left in the world in the 1950s, this endemic Hawaiian bird faced certain extinction.

But thanks to conservation efforts, the official bird of the state of Hawai‘i has rebounded. Today, their population has grown to an estimated 2,500 individuals.