Little Green Guards Excitement!

Little Green Guards Excitement!

The feeling of love and empathy for animals is very much influenced by one’s culture and upbringing. How can people conserve endangered animals if they do not love them? How[…..]

Open House at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center

Open House at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center

Last December, we held our annual open house here at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. This is our largest public event of the year and always an exciting time for[…..]

From Conflict to Coexistence

From Conflict to Coexistence

“Don’t worry”, came the calm tones of my passenger (and Institute colleague) Dr. Christine Browne-Nunez, as my foot pressed hard on the clutch. I had slammed the Land Cruiser into[…..]

Sweet, Juicy Papaya‚—for the Birds!

Sweet, Juicy Papaya‚—for the Birds!

As people recover from their holiday feasting, now is a nice time to reflect on feeding Hawaiian birds in a captive breeding program. One of the biggest challenges of managing[…..]

One Day in Suzhou for the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

One Day in Suzhou for the Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle

With the last remaining breeding pair in captivity, the Yangtze giant softshell turtle Rafetus swinhoei is one of the world’s most critically endangered species. Housed together at China’s Suzhou Zoo,[…..]