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DLNR staff to conduct hunting on Big Isle to protect native bird’s habitat

  • COURTESY OF JACKSON BAUER

    The endangered Palila, found only on the slopes of Mauna Kea, perches in a mamane tree, the bird’s primary source of food.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife will allow trapping and hunting of feral sheep and goats in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and other specific areas on Hawaii island this month by permit only in an effort to protect habitat critical for the native palila bird. Read more

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