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Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

FHVNP is a non-profit organization with members worldwide who have experienced the wonder and power of the park’s living volcanoes. In Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, friends and visitors can walk on new lava fields, hike thorough ancient rainforests, see plants and animals found nowhere else on earth, and learn to respect and celebrate the culture and traditions of Hawai‘i’s indigenous people. More »

Nene trio - photo: NPS

Creature Feature

Nēnē

The nēnē, also known as the Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) is the only surviving species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The official state bird, the nēnē is the rarest goose in the world.

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