$1.7 Million Federal Aid to Protect Hawaiʻi Endangered Species
By Maui Now Staff
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, received $1.7 million in federal grant funds for the protection of endangered species in Hawaiʻi, officials announced.
More than a half-a-million dollars was approved for the purchase and management of Kalauao Valley in the central Koʻolau Mountains of Oʻahu.
Allocations of nearly a quarter-million dollars each were also made for the management of the critically-endangered ʻalalā, or Hawaiian Crow; and conservation efforts fro more than 40 federally-listed, and five rare species of snails.
Officials say the grant funding will go a long way toward the protection and enhancement of Hawaii’s unique environment and ecosystem.