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In honor of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Conservation Congress held in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, in September 2016, the Hawaiian Airlines Foundation, the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Foundation, and Conservation International awarded $45,000 to Hawaiʻi-based non-profit organizations for community-based projects in climate change mitigation, adaptation, and education.

2016-2017 Awardees:

  • The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Geography:  The Carbon Neutrality Challenge
  • Kalanihale:  Understanding and Responding to Climate Change Impacts on Marine Resources in South Kona
  • The Hawaiʻi Forest Institute:  Hoʻola Ka Makanaʻā-Kaʻūpūlehu Drylands Forest