New film addresses Hawaii’s bird crisis


A new 30-minute film narrated by Richard Chamberlain explores the ongoing bird extinction crisis in Hawaii that has led to about 70 percent of all native bird species in the state becoming extinct.

The film, “Endangered Hawaii,” was produced by American Bird Conservancy, the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, with funding by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

With footage of some of Hawaii’s birds and their habitats, including the birds of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, the film showcases the biodiversity of the state and explains the environmental crisis that has caused Hawaii to become known as the “Bird Extinction Capital of the World.”

Chris Farmer, American Bird Conservancy, will present the film and host a question-and-answer session afterward from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 308 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo.

Contact Mokupapapa Discovery Center at 933-8195.

 

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