Federal funds could help endangered birds

Contributed by state Department of Land and Natural Resources

Dr. Lisa “Cali” Crampton tends to an ‘akikiki during a December search-and-rescue mission for the endangered honeycreeper in Koke‘e.

Robby Kohley / Special to The Garden Island file

‘Akikiki is one of four Hawaiian honeycreeper species facing near-future extinction.

HONOLULU — Significant federal dollars are headed to Hawai‘i to help address the extinction crisis facing at least four species of native Hawaiian birds.