Bats in the News
Local research and conservation updates
Hawaii Bat News
Maui Now Apr 26, 2019
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment concerning wind farm projects on Maui and throughout the State of Hawaiʻi.
Honolulu Civil Beat Jan 22, 2019
The federal government has charged that state officials are rushing to approve wind power projects without adequately considering environmental impacts, particularly the adverse consequences for an endangered species, the opeapea bat.
Honolulu Civil Beat Dec 10, 2018
North Shore residents used to be mostly OK with the Waimea Bay wind farm. Now they’re not so sure.
Honolulu Civil Beat Aug 14, 2018
In a “conservation conundrum,” projects to produce more clean energy are a threat to Hawaii’s only native land mammal.
Hawaii News Now Aug 3, 2017
A container ship from San Diego arrived in Honolulu on Tuesday morning with an unlikely visitor on board: A small bat.
The Maui News Jul, 8 2017
The Hawaiian hoary bat, or ‘ope‘ape‘a, has been confirmed to visit and possibly live on Kahoolawe after years of speculation and unconfirmed reports
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