Research and management priorities for Hawaiian forest birds

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Hawai‘i's forest birds face a number of conservation challenges that, if unaddressed, will likely lead to the extinction of multiple species in the coming decades. Threats include habitat loss, invasive plants, non-native predators, and introduced diseases. Climate change is predicted to increase the geographic extent and intensity of these threats, adding urgency to implementation of tractable conservation strategies. We present a set of actionable research and management approaches, identified by conservation practitioners in Hawai'i, that will be critical for the conservation of Hawaiian forest birds in the coming years. We also summarize recent progress on these conservation priorities. The threats facing Hawai‘i's forest birds are not unique to Hawai‘i, and successful conservation strategies developed in Hawai‘i can serve as a model for other imperiled communities around the world, especially on islands.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Research and management priorities for Hawaiian forest birds
Series title Condor
DOI 10.1650/CONDOR-18-25.1
Volume 120
Issue 3
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Description 9 p.
First page 557
Last page 565
Country United States
State Hawai‘i
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