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Island Ecosystems: The Year of the Forest


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The Hawai’i Convention Center:

  • Donates surplus food to Harbor House
  • Recycles food waste with Ecofeed
  • Recycles paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and aluminum
  • Provides biodegradable and compostable disposable ware

Read more about the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s “Green Efforts

The annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference (HCC) is the largest gathering of people actively involved in the protection and management of Hawai‘i’s natural environment. The purpose of the conference is to facilitate information transfer and interaction between natural resource managers and the scientific community.

The 2011 Hawai‘i Conservation Conference theme was aligned with the United Nation’s International Year of Forests, which focused on raising awareness at all levels to strengthen the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. The conference theme acknowledged the mauka to makai connection in Hawai‘i, giving conference attendees the opportunity to participate in scientific and technical symposia, forums, workshops and panel and poster sessions related to Hawai‘i’s forests and oceans. Session topics explored management, research, cultural, and educational work on forest ecosystems in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

Message from Senator Inouye
Read United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s letter to the 2011 Hawai’i Conservation Conference!

August 2-4, 2011 • Hawai‘i Convention Center • Honolulu, HI


The logo illustrates abstractly the ahupua‘a structure to frame different native species of plants and animals, Hawaiian introduced agricultural plants, and modern and traditional technologies and shows how they are all connected and impact each other from mountain to sea. The ahupua‘a system of land management demonstrates traditional technologies that preserved native species and controlled overuse of resources. Species included: i’iwi, pueo, nanu, o’hia, moi, humuhumunukunukuapua’a.

Lynne Egensteiner, Graphic Designer
Winner of the 2010 Hawai’i Conservation Conference logo contest

Conference Speakers

William N. Kostka

Executive Director Micronesia Conservation Trust

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


W.S. Merwin

Poet Laureate

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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