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Hawai’i is the #EndangeredSpecies capital of the 🌎and May 17th is #EndangeredSpeciesDay. But through proactive #conservation efforts, hope and beauty 🌺 remain. Here is the week’s ABC’s of #SavingSpecies throughout the Pacific islands.

[Photo by David Sischo] A snail with a brown and yellow striped shell on a leaf with red flowers in the background
🅰️is for 🅰️uwahi Restoration

25% of Hawaiian endangered plant taxa are from dry forests. #Conservation agencies, volunteers, and landowners of ‘Ulupalakua Ranch are changing that future by planting these🌱at Auwahi

Read more: rebrand.ly/y8eko6
[Photo: M. Oppenheimer/PEPP] A plant with a small, yellow flower with 7 long petals and black and orange seeds.
🅱️ is for the Yellow-Faced 🅱️ee
The first 🐝 to be federally listed as Endangered are Hawai’i’s endemic yellow-faced bees! The Service’s Coastal Program works with universities, the State, and community to protect them
Read more: goo.gl/Pdtaao
Photo by J. Graham A small insect with a yellow face sits on the petal of a half-flower that is white.
C is for the Crows of the Marianas and Hawaiian islands
The endangered ʻAlalā (Hawaiian crow) and Åga (Mariana crow) are native to Hawai’i and Guam that were once extinct in the wild but are being released back their forests‼️
[Video of two released Åga by Andrew Zoechbauer]
D is for the Dry Forests
Dry forests in Hawai’i are critical habitat for #EndangeredPlants. State, federal, and private landowners have partnered to protect them over the years! Kalaeloa NWR on O’ahu is a dry🌿forest🌿area, protecting the endangered ‘akoko and 'ewa hinahina!
E is for Endangered plants like Caly
Meet Caly: a Cyanea calycina!
Caly meet everyone: the people rooting for you!
Caly flowers once/yr & 🐤seek their nectar! Working w/@USGS, @uhmanoa, & @dlnr, U can 👀 her live: bit.ly/2WN0ETQ
📷 Ryan Mudd/UHM A green plant with oval leaves and flowers sprouting.
F is for Fences protecting our species!
No offense, but de-fences work! Fences keeps invasive predators out and deter human disturbance. With #partners, we fund/build fences for snails, seabirds and yellow-faced 🐝!
Read more on #endangered seabirds:
G is for Guam Kingfisher (Sihek)
30 years ago the Sihek was almost driven to extinction by the brown tree snake🐍. Biologists saved a handful of birds by bringing them into captivity. Now over 100 birds strong💪 experts and partners are planning its hopeful return to the wild! An orange bird with thick, long beak, a blue stripe over its eye, and a blue wing perches on a branch
H is for Hawaiian petrel (‘Ua‘u)

The Endangered ‘Ua‘u is 1️⃣ of 2️⃣ Hawaiian endemic seabirds. In 2018 state, federal, and non-profit #ConservationPartners, translocated 20 chicks to a predator-proof fence at Kīlauea Point NWR and 19 fledged!💪

Photo: 'Ua'u chick by A. Raine/KESP A grey, fluffy chick with a ring of white around its black bill sits in the opening of its burrow in the dirt
I is for ‘I’iwi and Honeycreepers

Out of the 50 species of honeycreepers once found in the Hawaiian Islands, only 17🐦species remain.

The threatened ‘i’iwi's primary source of food is the ʻōhiʻa lehua🌳flowers. Now #RapidOhiaDeath compromises these native forests #SavingSpecies
J is for getting the Job done❗️

Here in the Pacific there are many recovery projects to get involved in! Meet Becca Frager, one of our biologists who just completed a forest 🐦survey at Hakalau Forest #NationalWildlifeRefuge!🌿

Read her experience here: rebrand.ly/czmzrs A woman wearing a helmet, backpack, and harness climbs up a dense forest
K is for Kāhuli (snails)

In Hawaiian oral history the Kāhuli are voices of the forest, singing as they travel up and down trees.🌳60% of these voices dimmed, but with partners like @dlnr Snail Extinction Prevention Program, we can keep kāhuli🐌voices ringing

Photo: David Sischo A yellow and white-shelled snail with black strips on a leaf of a tree. You can see mountains in the background
Thanks for tuning in to the ABC's of #SavingSpecies!🎶Next time won't you conserve with us?🎶
Thank you to all our partners on #EndangeredSpecies

'A'ohe hana nui ke alu 'ia
No task is too big when done together by all

Photo: M. Sullivan/NOAA A monk seal rests its head on a sea turtle's head
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