Restoring a Hawaiian forest


This music video about Hawaii is called The Akiapola’au Song.

From National Wildlife Magazine in the USA:

Rebirth of a Hawaiian Forest

By Joan Conrow

At a national wildlife refuge on the Big Island, staff and volunteers are restoring a damaged woodland that is home to at least 34 endangered bird species

ON A HAWAIIAN WINTER DAY so clear that Mauna Kea’s rounded, volcanic summit emerges from its usual blanket of clouds above the Big Island, federal biologist Jack Jeffrey stands in a shady grove of koa trees at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. He is watching a tiny ‘amakihi, a native honeycreeper, dart through the sun-dappled canopy. Suddenly, an ‘akiapola‘au—the Big Island’s rarest bird, with perhaps 1,000 to 1,500 individuals in the wild—begins to loudly sing.

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