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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR & You media opportunities in support of the IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawaii 2016

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Latest Department News

The Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources will be holding a series of 19 news conferences and media availabilities leading up to and during the IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawaii 2016, being held in Honolulu, Sept. 1-10, 2016.  These opportunities will highlight some of the important conservation work being conducted by DLNR and its many partners and raise awareness for Hawaii residents, visitors, IUCN delegates from around the world and the international press corps. This media advisory is for planning purposes and to alert you to coverage opportunities prior to the conservation congress. Media will also receive separate advisories for each event.  A second advisory will be issued for daily news conferences to be held at the Hawaii Convention Center during the congress.


  • DLNR & YOU news conferences and media availabilities


  • August 22-August 31, 2016, 11:00 a.m.


  • Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu (Makai breezeway)
[unless otherwise noted]


  • Subject matter experts, researchers, scientists, policy makers


  • Supporting high-definition video, interviews and photographs


Monday, August 22, 2016-Protecting All Creatures Great and Small (Endangered Hawaiian tree snails & Kamehameha butterfly)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016-Hawaii’s Natural Area Reserve System

Wed., August 24, 2016-Sustaining Healthy Forested Watersheds for Hawaii’s Communities

Thurs., August 25, 2016-Maui Community Fisheries Enforcement Unit Update

Friday, August 26, 2016-Endangered Forest Birds of Hawaii

Sat., August 27, 2016-Malama the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park

Sun., August 28, 2016-Growing Native Plants to Protect Land & Watersheds

Monday, August 29, 2016-Human Impacts on Hawaii’s Wildlife Resources

Tuesday, August 30, 2016-Guiding Restoration of Hawaiian Fish Ponds

(Kahana State Park, 10:30 a.m.)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016-The Hawaii Pavillion-Learning, Sharing, Networking

(Hawaii Convention Center)

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Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

(808) 587-0407 (O)

(808) 295-8749 (C)

[email protected]