Mauna kea watershed alliance

Climate Change Challenge: increase in disease and invasive species

Grant Award: $250,000; Year Awarded: 2011

Hawaii’s mid-elevation forests, where most of its native bird species are found, have been warming at a faster rate than regional projections. The birds will need to move upslope to cooler areas to escape from mosquitoes that transmit avian malaria. This project aims to restore 525 acres of forested habitat in the Kanakaleonui Bird Corridor and surrounding lands to provide forest birds a continuous area of native forest that will allow them to move to higher elevations.