DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Help celebrate the ʻAlalā on Saturday in HiloPosted on Nov 17, 2016 in Latest News
E Hoʻolāʻau Hou ka ʻAlalā
‘Alala are unique treasures of our Hawaiian forests, revered in Hawaiian culture. This very intelligent native bird is found nowhere else on earth. It’s been extinct in the wild for some time and is our only native crow still surviving in captivity. The DLNR ʻAlalā Project is holding a community celebration in advance of the first release of the Native Hawaiian crow back into the wild, to be scheduled in the next few weeks.
What: Everyone is invited to join us for the celebration of one of Hawai‘i’s most interesting native forest birds. Learn about the ʻAlalā Project, the extraordinary efforts underway to best ensure their reintroduction and survival in their native habitats, Fun for the whole ‘ohana. Enjoy videos, keiki activities and conservation information displays and booths.
When: Saturday, November 19th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave. in downtown Hilo.
Who: The ʻAlalā Project is a partnership between the State of Hawaiʻi Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and San Diego Zoo Global.
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DLNR Senior Communications Manager