Fight continues to spare rain forest from Big Island wild fire

National Park Service firefighters have spent the week trying to prevent the wild fire ignited by Kilauea Volcano from spreading through a protected rain forest that is inhabited by endangered Hawaiian plants and animals. Nearly 100 acres of the 2,750-acre east rift zone’s special ecological area, an intact lowland rain forest, have already destroyed...

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Rare Maui bird gets new name – kiwikiu

Conservationists, Hawaiian scholars and state and federal officials are holding a blessing and naming ceremony for one of Maui’s rarest birds. The endangered avian species has been known as the Maui parrotbill. On Sunday it’s due to be formally bestowed with the Hawaiian name kiwikiu in a ceremony at Haleakala National Park. The Hawaiian...

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