northwestern hawaiian islands

Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

Article: Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 2, 2008 (ENS) – Three conservation groups filed a formal petition today asking the federal government to protect areas on the main Hawaiian islands as critical habitat for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal under the Endangered Species Act. As monk seal populations plummet on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the main islands…

Environmentalists Win a Second Navy Sonar Case This Week

Article: Environmentalists Win a Second Navy Sonar Case This Week

LOS ANGELES, California, February 6, 2008 (ENS) – A federal court in San Francisco today issued a preliminary injunction limiting the area in which the U.S. Navy may train with a low-frequency sonar system, known as Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active sonar, or SURTASS LFA, that booms low tones at high volume…

Recovery Starts for Most Endangered U.S. Waterbird

Article: Recovery Starts for Most Endangered U.S. Waterbird

MIDWAY ATOLL, Near Hawaii, January 3, 2007 (ENS) – The rarest native waterfowl in the United States, a species of duck called the Laysan teal, has increased its numbers five-fold over the past year at a rat-free refuge that was once part of its historic range. Biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish…