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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 »

Honu 'ea courtesy of Hawai'i Hawksbill Recovry Project

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Honu ‘ea

Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), or honu ‘ea, are critically endangered throughout the world. While less than 20 individuals are observed nesting each year on Hawai‘i Island, they account for about 90% of documented nesting in the entire state.

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