Translocation as one Climate Adaptation for Kaua’i Forest Birds


              These two endemic Kauai forest birds seen above need our help! Both are ESA listed species, with less than 1000 ‘Akeke’e  and 500 ‘Akikiki left. These honeycreepers can be seen in high elevations today, but historically they were seen mauka to makai. Why is that? Mosquitoes thrive in warm climates, […]

PICCC Partners Meeting on Sep. 7, 2017


On September 7, Kamehameha Schools hosted a Partners Meeting in Honolulu. It is always fun to get everyone in the same room, however this meeting was meant to continue advancing the dialogue on Climate Change Adaptation within a partnership context.             We are so thankful for our dedicated partners both […]

Filming Climate Adaptation Videos on Hawai‘i


We have been working with Jeff Orig, founder and director of Orig Media on 6 short videos (5 minutes each) of resource managers here in the Hawaiian Islands who are already adapting to Climate Change in their day to day work. We are hoping to share and inspire two audiences with these videos. First we […]

He Wa’a He Moku Mālama Honua, Caring for the Island Earth


Hats off to the Hawai’i Conservation Alliance and Foundation, the sponsors, and endless volunteers that made this year’s conference a huge success. It was so fun to see conservation professionals, biocultural resource managers, scientists, students, and interested community members come together over three days and share their work. The conference was held July 18-20 at […]

National Adaptation Forum 2017


The National Adaptation Forum was held in Saint Paul, Minnesota May 9-11, 2017. EcoAdapt, one of our partners working with us on the Hawaiian Islands Terrestrial Adaptation Initiative (HITAI), hosted this event. This forum brought together over 950 adaptation professionals, dealing with all aspects of the problem that climate change poses to our society. Around the theme of Action […]

Island Sustainability Conference: Cultivating Communities for Sustainable Action


Cultivating communities for sustainable action was the theme for the 8th Regional Island Sustainability Conference that took place April 19-20, 2017. The conference was hosted by the University of Guam with approximately 285 people in attendance contributing to the collective works of understanding island sustainability challenges. Their call for proposals emphasized two categories: the call […]

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

NCA - Light

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 […]