MPW was represented at the 23rd Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference this month in Hilo. The theme this year was Hanohano Hawai‘i Kuauli – Celebrating Collaboration and Wisdom Across Hawai‘i’s Ecosystems, and that is just what we were able to do. We were joined by hundreds of participants all working to protect and manage our unique ecosystems in Hawaii. We enjoyed four days of protocol, keynote speakers, symposiums, general sessions, workshops, and special events.
Some of the session highlights included “Mapping Human Impacts on the Coral Reefs of Hawai‘i“, “Fall and Rise of the Hawaiian Honu: A 50-Year Witness to Cultural and Conservation Change“, “Aimalama: Utilizing the Lunar Calendar for Readapting to Climate Change“, and “Monitoring Herbivorous Reef Fish for Ecosystem Resilience and Management in the U.S. Pacific.”
Mahalo to the MPW Board of Directors for sending us. Participation in this conference has helped increase our knowledge of our marine environment and our ability to effectively collaborate with like-minded groups and organizations to help manage and care for our fragile resources.
Visit hawaiiconservation.org for more information about the conference.