A Global Resolution to Protect Hawai`i’s Forest Birds

ʿAkekeʿe (Credit: Lucas Behnke)

At the conclusion of the IUCN World Conservation Congress earlier this month, a resolution was brought forth to protect Hawai`i’s bird species. This resolution acknowledged the extreme and urgent need to develop techniques to control or eradicate invasive mosquitoes, thereby protecting the forest birds from the most critical threat to their well-being: avian malaria. The […]

The PIRCA Website is now live!


From the PIRCA press release: HONOLULU (September 14, 2016) — The Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) has launched its new website at PIRCA.org.  The website provides a wealth of information and resources about climate change in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). The new website makes it easier to access the 2012 PIRCA […]

Local and Global Environmental Gatherings: Hawaiian Islands Climate Synthesis Project meets in Kahului and the IUCN meets in Honolulu

Local resource managers discuss different combinations of climate drivers and consider the planning implications for Maui, Lānaʻi, and Kaho‘olawe.

During the first ten days of September, Hawai‘i hosted the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress. Over 10,000 representatives from environmental non-profit organizations, government agencies, private businesses, and academic institutions convened in Honolulu. President Barack Obama used the opportunity to speak on the topic of climate change to Pacific Island […]

Join Our Team: We’re Hiring a Communications Manager

A few megaphones on a pole with a blue sky background.

Are you an experienced communicator who is passionate about conservation in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands? Are you skilled at conveying complex issues like climate change? Do you enjoy working with partners to tell a compelling story about collaboration? Then this job is for you! The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) is seeking an […]

Weekend Events at the #IUCNCongress


The PICCC team participated in several events over the September 3-5th weekend during the IUCN World Conservation Congress.  Here are just a few highlights: The LCC Network Story Map Makes Its’ Debut  The PICCC’s Data & GIS Coordinator Patrick Grady presented during a session highlighting the LCC Network Story Map. This story map allows users to […]