Feds propose over 428,000 square miles of honu habitat protections surrounding Hawai‘i, Florida

Courtesy of Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office

The areas in yellow are proposed honu critical habitat on the shorelines of Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i.


A green sea turtle is seen in this undated photo.

LIHU‘E — In an effort to protect the endangered honu (green sea turtle), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday a proposal to designate over 8,500 acres of beaches and nearly 428,000 square miles of coastal waters as protected critical habitat.