Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Protecting our Natural & Cultural Resources

Eye on the Prize

EcoAdapt’s Adaptation Workshop for Maui, Lanai, and Kaho’olawe April 4-5, 2017 Mahalo nui loa Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary for hosting EcoAdapt’s two-day Climate Adaptation Workshop! What a remarkable space to bring together over 40 land managers & decision makers from federal, state, county, watershed groups and non-profits. As people filled the room, […]

Highlights from the NCA4-Town Hall in Honolulu

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The Town Hall on March 6, 2017 was an opportunity to provide early input to the 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) development process about how climate change affects different sectors, livelihoods, and ecosystems in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands. This document comes out every four years and is mandated by law. Science and new data are being generated all […]

The Future is Behind Us: How we are learning from local and traditional ecological knowledge in Hawai‘i to adapt to future change


By Heather McMillen Aunty Hannah Springer of Kaʻūpūlehu shares her moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) of people and place during a panel presentation for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress, Honolulu September 4, 2016 (video courtesy of Yvonne Yarber Carter)   The Hawaiian proverb I ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope translates to ‘‘in the […]

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  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

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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 […]

Kicking off the WCC with Biocultural Conservation Stories from Pacific Island Youth

Lea Kekuewa, Hawaii - 'A different pair of eyes'

The 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress was kick-started on Tuesday night with the event, “He Pūkoʻa Kani ʻĀina: Biocultural Conservation Stories from Pacific Island Youth”. A group of amazingly talented and passionate young people representing Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Hawaiʻi described the environmental and social changes […]

Preview: The LCC Network at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress


The IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place on September 1-10, 2016 in Honolulu. Are you attending? Check out the following events to see members of the PICCC and across the LCC Network: LCC Presentations at the IUCN World Conservation Congress Monday 9/5/16 “Tech Corner: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives in Action: A Story Map” Moderator: Laura […]