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Conservation

Hawaiian Honeycreeper

Specialization

History of Biocontrol

How to help

Threats

Adaptive Radiation

Meet The Manu

Wind/Water/Wings

Aloha

Index

'Apapane! 'Apapane!Where is he?

Ohhh here he comes now.

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Aloha! 'I'iwi

We are learning about Hawaiiʻs Honeycreepers.

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I would love to!

Can you share about how our ʻohana came to Hawaiʻi?

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We will see you later. Aloha!

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Aloha, take care.

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Before we begin, can I ask, how did your family come to Hawaiʻi?

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Intresting!Come let me share with you how my ʻohana came here.

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Next stop the Hawiian Archipelago!

The Hawaiian archipelago is the most isolated group of Islands on the planet.

  • How did life arrive in Hawaiʻi?
  • Where did this life come from?
  • What makes them unique?

Hawaiian Archipelago?

Yes! My kupuna was a finch, come look at my genealogy!

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Some species came on the feathers or in the stomach of birds.

Wings

Some species came on ocean currents.

Water

Some species were blown on the wind.

Wind

They got here by:Wind, Water orWings.

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Over millions of years my family also evolved.

This happened over time through a process called adaptive radition.

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Watch

As you can see we filled a niche.

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We adapted to our ecosystem.

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Which means we are only found here in Hawaiʻi.

Making us endemic to Hawaiʻi.

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We lived here alone in the islands for a long time.

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Then people came, changing our lives forever.

'Ākiapōlāʻau knows the story.

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Hey! whats up!

Let me call him, 'Ākiapōlāʻau...

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Of course I can.

Can you tell us the story of when people came?

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The first people travled here from Kahiki

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They are know as Hawaiians.

Discussion

We were very special to them. Click on the to learn more.

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Cultural Significane

In ancient Hawaiʻi the feathers of the Honeycreepers were a prized possession. Reserved only for Aliʻi.

Specialization

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But others came as well... look what happened.

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Mamo was not the only one lost...

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Still we lost more ʻohana.

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Other things came with people that still affect us today.

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Today we have a lot of challenges.

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Palila!Can tell us more.

Well hello there 'Akiapola'au, nice to see you.

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Lets call herPalila...

Yes, I can show them how the ailiens came.

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Can you tell us of the others who came?

Okay see you later.

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Okay I will leave you guys now.

Lets analyze some data.

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1945

1890

1883

1865

Parasitic Wasps

Kalakauaʻs Rule "Laws of the Hawaiian Islands"

Mongoose

Myna Bird

Biocontrol in Hawaiʻi

2010

2008

1985

1970

Nettle Caterpillar

Wiliwili Tree

Program for Bio-control of Forest Pest

National Environmental Protection Act

As you can see a lot of things were released in our home. But why?

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Hmmm seems like people released things to solve a problem?

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Did you know these are some reasons for the alien invasion.

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But, we can make a difference as Tūtū Pukui would say...

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'A'ohe hana nui ke alu ʻia.No task is too big when done together by all. ~Pukui~
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Come see whatʻs been happening in our forestʻs.

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Lets learn about major threats to our Honeycreeper population here in Hawaiʻi.

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Threat

A threat is something that causes harm.

Threat

Whats being done?

Select a video to learn how Hawaiʻi has been working to control the outbreak of invasive species.

Invasive Removal

Conservation

The act of protecting Earthʻs natural resources for future generations.

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How do we help?

What is it?

Habitat restoration, is an intervention by humans to prevent extinction of species and ecosystem collapse.

Habitat Restoration

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What is it?

Population conservation is an intervention by humans to help prevent the loss of a species.

Population Conservation

Avaian Malaria

Mosquito Control

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT?

Climate change is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity and nature.

Climate Change

Climate Change

Once, there were more than 50 species of honeycreepers spread across Hawai‘i – today, only 17 species remain, with a few species having less than 200 individuals remaining. Rapid population declines have now pushed the ‘akikiki, ‘akeke‘e, kiwikiu and ‘ākohekohe to the brink of extinction.

What does the future hold?

How can you help?

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Keep your cats in door or put them on a leash when letting them out.

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Plant native trees to increase our habitat.

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Empty standing water so mosqutios can not lay eggs.

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Teach another person about conservation.

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Together we can make a difference!

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Mahalo
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