An effort to protect native forest birds studied on Kauai

Courtesy of Robby Kohley

The ‘akikiki, alongside several other honeycreeper species, faces near-future extinction if no action is taken.

LIHUE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) released Friday a draft environmental assessment for the use of biological control measures on Kaua‘i in an effort to protect the island’s endangered native forest birds from extinction.