Kula in Maui County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Nay-Nay
Haleakala National Park
By the mid 1940’s, when Hawaii’s wild Nene population was less than 50 birds, an international effort, centered in England was initiated to save the species from extinction. As of 1975, over 1400 birds have been released on Maui and Hawaii; of these, 391 were set free in Haleakala National Park. Additional young are now reared in these two holding pens; a critical factor in this project is to “imprint” them to this elevation and climate.
Through the dedication of many concerned individuals, the Nene has been temporarily saved. Hopefully, in a world enriched by its wildlife, this unique Hawaiian bird will continue to survive.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 20° 45.57′ N, 156° 14.778′ Touch for map. The marker is located at the park headquarters visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Kula HI 96790, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wind, Wave and Wings-Oodemas maulense- (here, next to this marker); Ranch Wall (approx. 1˝ miles away); Haleakala National Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pa Ka'oao White Hill Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Holy Ghost Catholic Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Haleakala National Park (approx. 12.9 miles away); Palapala Hoomau Congregational Church (approx. 14˝ miles away).
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.