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

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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 […]

Job Announcement: Researcher on Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Island Food Systems

Taro (Credit: Christopher Hu, Flickr)

Researcher on Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Island Food Systems Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (CTAHR), and Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) Purpose: CTAHR and PICCC are collaborating to develop climate-smart agriculture curricula for cooperative extension services and agricultural practitioners […]

Moloka‘i climate change meeting brings together community members, cultural stewards, and environmental scientists

Image: Local residents convened on July 18, 2016 at Kalanianaʻole Hall to discuss the future of Moloka‘i in a changing climate. Guests included Dr. James Jacobi (USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center), Dr. Paul Hosten (National Park Service), Dr. Tom Giambelluca (University of Hawaii Department of Geography), Nancy McPherson (Department of Hawaiian Homelands), Glenn Teves (UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources), Jeannine Rossa (Ecolink Consulting), Dr. Stephanie Dunbar (The Nature Conservancy), and Dr. Bradley Romine (UH Sea Grant).

On the evening of July 18th, 2016, local residents gathered at Kalanianaʻole Hall for a community meeting on climate change and its potential impacts on Moloka‘i. The evening was organized by Ka Honua Momona (KHM), a community-based non-profit organization that works to steward Molokai’s environmental and cultural resources. The event included highlights from a series […]

New Funding Opportunity: Extreme Climate Events in Marine Communities


The PICCC is moving forward with the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for FY2017 in support of efforts to learn from the impacts of extreme climate events in marine communities in Hawai’i and U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands. The variety of extreme climate events that have recently occurred in the Pacific (including El Niño, drought, coral bleaching, and […]