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Loko i‘a essential to ‘ahupua‘a health, food security, community resilience and ecosystem services (Honolulu) – Loko i‘a, or traditional Hawaiian fishponds, are unique aquaculture systems that existed throughout ancient Hawai‘i. Although a 1990 statewide survey identified 488 loko i‘a sites, many were in degraded condition, and either completely beyond repair or unrecognizable. However, there is ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR & You – Guiding Restoration of Hawaiian Fishponds

HONOLULU – The Highways, Harbors and Airports Divisions within the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) are making preparations in advance of the severe weather forecast from Hurricanes Madeline and Lester, which are tracking toward the state. Residents and visitors should continue to monitor current conditions with the National Weather Service and media outlets. The public ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT Preparations Underway In Advance of Storms Madeline and Lester

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against Buth-Na-Bodhaige, Inc. dba The Body Shop for failing to submit its annual report and payment required of glass container importers. The Body Shop was delinquent for the annual reporting period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015. The ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health Cites the Body Shop for Glass Advanced Disposal Fee Violations; Deposit Beverage Container Program Obtains Conviction for Fraud

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its third quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report, where the data shows Hawaii’s economy continues to expand. “We are pleased to see that our labor market condition is still among the best in the nation,” said DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria.  “Through July ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: DBEDT Predicts Steady Economic Growth

Senator Schatz & Departments of Interior & Agriculture Applauded for Respond (HONOLULU) –  The State of Hawaiʻi applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior and Senator Brian Schatz of $497,000 in federal funding to help combat Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, the fungal disease that is killing tens of thousands of acres of native forest ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Additional Federal Funding for Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death Response & Treatment

Kokua’s Golden Anniversary

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 in Proclamations

For UH associate dean Denise Antolini’s environmental law students and others across the state, the  IUCN’s World Conservation Congress is the “opportunity of a lifetime.” It’s a chance to make their voice heard through seven “homegrown” motions that could help chart a local and global environmental course for generations to come. The motions, developed through ...
Read More ‘MADE IN HAWAIʻI’ MOTIONS CALL FOR LOCAL, GLOBAL ACTION

Public & Private Partners Promote Responsible Viewing (Honolulu) – The popularity of self-guided or commercial tours that offer marine-life encounters with turtles, dolphins, whales, manta rays, and even sharks, brings large numbers of Hawai‘i visitors and residents into close proximity with wild creatures. Many people aren’t aware of  how their behaviors could hurt them or ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Human Impacts on Hawaii’s Wildlife Resources

Road closures and planning for O‘ahu residents The World Conservation Congress will be held in Honolulu from September 1-10, 2016, at venues including the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. The Congress will bring together more than 6,000 delegates from 170 countries to discuss the most challenging issues for conservation. “We are ...
Read More JOINT DLNR / CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU NEWS RELEASE: IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawaii 2016 Joint News Release