Forums & Workshops
Hawai‘i Conservation Forums are convened to discuss major conservation concerns and direct HCA activities.
2008: Climate Change in Hawai‘iMarch 26-28, 2008, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI
Agenda and list of speakers
Following the publication of the fourth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR4), the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance discussed the importance of addressing the potential effects of global warming on Hawai‘i’s native species, habitats and ecosystems. The outcome of the November 2007 discussions was to sponsor a forum on climate change and to begin to develop a strategy on how to address the effects of global warming and Hawai‘i’s native species. Invited speakers summarized current information on changes in temperature and precipitation in Hawai‘i, future prospects for regional climate modeling, climate envelope models for tracking changes in the distribution of terrestrial species, and the anticipated effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms, especially coral reefs.
Developing a Strategy to Address the Effects of Global Warming on Hawai‘i’s Native Species
Stephen E. Miller, Science Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Office, Honolulu, HI
Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 2008 Hawai‘i Conservation Conference, Honolulu, HI
Link to video (39 min)
This presentation briefly summarizes the results of the forum and discusses ongoing efforts to develop an HCA Climate Change Strategy.
2007: Defining and Exploring Effective Management for Hawai‘i’s Native EcosystemsApril 25-26, 2007, Honolulu, HI
HCA Effective Conservation Program
2006: Hawai‘i Biosecurity ForumJune 1-2, 2006, Honolulu, HI
The Hawai‘i Biosecurity Forum provided a venue for national-and state-level policy makers and senior managers to engage in a frank discussion, analysis, and strategic planning process that considered the unique threats to and set the stage for enhanced protections for Hawaii and the U.S-affiliated Pacific area from non-indigenous invasive species.
Biosecurity Systems of Hawai‘i: An Evaluation and Recommendations for Reform
Paula Warren, New Zealand Department of Conservation