Mission Blue Coalition has named the Olowalu reef a "Hope Spot" to recognize and support CMMA's (Olowalu Community Managed Makai Area) efforts to protect the nearly one thousand-acre coral reef. The August 17 announcement coincided with the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Mahalo Hawai’i Sail to bring Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia home as a way to thank the people, share lessons … [Read more...] about Aboard Hokule`a, Mission Blue Coalition names Olowalu reef a ‘Hope Spot’
A new species of coral reef fish has been named after President Barack Obama. The fish, whose scientific name is Tosanoides obama, was discovered during a June 2016 NOAA research expedition to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Scientists from the Bishop Museum, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and … [Read more...] about New coral reef fish named after President Barack Obama
"If all we do is host people from around the world and have a really great conference, then we have missed the opportunity.” So said Charles “Chipper” Wichman, addressing attendees of the Hawaii Conservation Conference at UH-Hilo in August of 2015. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), founded in 1948, has a mission to, “Influence, encourage and assist … [Read more...] about Now that the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii has taken place, what happens next?