Hawaii 2013

The Year in Pictures

The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi uses its aerial imaging technology to help U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin map his Maui palm forest. Photo © Diane Cooke & Len Jenshel

Kamakou, the Conservancy’s first Hawai’i Preserve, celebrates its 30th anniversary on Molokaʻi. Photo © Grady Timmons

Rebounding native plant life and a dramatic increase in wedge-tailed shearwater nests result from a 14-year restoration effort at the Conservancy’s Moʻomomi Preserve on Molokaʻi. Photo © Richard A. Cooke III

The Conservancy's efforts to establish Palmyra as a world-class laboratory for marine conservation and research is the subject of a national magazine cover story. Photo © Grady Timmons

An Earth Day art contest to depict the Conservancy's invasive algae removal project in Kāne‘ohe Bay reaches more 800 Windward Oʻahu students. Photo © Marc Schechter

Dr. Sam ʻOhu Gon, the Conservancy’s senior scientist and cultural adviser, is honored by his peers at the 2013 Hawaii Conservation Conference. Photo © HCA

The Conservancy partners with Alaska Airlines to raise $45,000 for coral reef restoration in windward Oʻahu's Kāne‘ohe Bay. Photo © Alaska Airlines

“Town” restaurant wins the Conservancy’s first Hawaiʻi Nature’s Plate award, a contest to find the island’s top “green” restaurant and raise awareness about food and conservation. Photo © Evelyn Wight

In 1985, Pritchardia schattaueri, a native loulu palm, was on the verge of extinction. Today, there are 600 growing at the Conservancy’s Kona Hema Preserve on Hawaiʻi Island. Photo © Grady Timmons

The Conservancy’s high-tech team uses infrared scopes to detect and remove all feral animals from 2,000-acres of Kauai’s Alakaʻi plateau. Photo © Ben Nyberg

Working with the State Division of Aquatic Resources, the Conservancy’s Super Sucker crew removes 250,000 pounds of invasive algae from 20 acres of coral reef in O'ahu's Kāneʻohe Bay.  Photo © Ian Shive

The Conservancy presents its annual Kāko‘o ‘Āina, or “Supporter of the Land,” award to a coalition of partners working to create a true mountains-to-sea ahupua‘a in He'eia, windward O'ahu. Photo © Grady Timmons

Float our Boat, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii's first on-line fundraising campaign, raises $20,000 to buy a new workboat for our Super Sucker team. Photo © Kristina Jenkins.

Three years after the Conservancy helped remove 2.9 million pounds of invasive algae from Honolulu’s Maunalua Bay, a study finds that its native marine life is rebounding, with limited re-growth of the invasive mudweed. Photo © Jeff Milisen

Following a December day spent removing mangroves and invasive algae from Coconut Island in Kāneʻohe Bay, Conservancy staff say “Thank You!” to our supporters and friends. Photo © Grady Timmons


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