Too-friendly Hawaiian monk seal to be relocated

Honolulu Advertiser A Hawaiian monk seal with a propensity for swimming, playing and otherwise interacting with people on the Big Island — getting a lot of food handouts in the process — will be relocated to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, federal officials said. The juvenile female seal known as R042 was relocated four times, and … Continue reading Too-friendly Hawaiian monk seal to be relocated

Increased federal funding planned for endangered Hawaiian monk seal

By Coco Zickos – The Garden Island LIHU‘E — In response to conservation efforts for America’s most endangered marine mammal, Hawai‘i is expected to receive some $5.7 million for fiscal year 2009 to support the NOAA Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Plan. The funding marks a $3.6 million increase over last year’s amount. Monk seals are … Continue reading Increased federal funding planned for endangered Hawaiian monk seal

Obama Suspends Bush Rule on Endangered Species

The New York TimesGreen Inc.by Kate Galbraith President Obama today asked federal agencies to consult with wildlife biologists over decisions that may affect threatened or endangered species. The memorandum effectively suspends a December 2008 rule issued by the Bush administration, which waived requirements that agencies like the Army Corps of Engineers consult with experts at … Continue reading Obama Suspends Bush Rule on Endangered Species