Hawai'i conservation alliance


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2007 Hawai’i Conservation Conference

July 25-27, 2007 • Hawai‘i Convention Center • Honolulu, HI

The 15th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference was held July 25-27 at the Hawaii Convention Center. This international conference is the largest annual gathering of people actively involved in the protection and management of Hawaii’s natural environment. It attracted an attendance of over 930 registered participants. This anniversary year focused on “Conservation Strategies: Matching Science and Management.”

Michael Soulé

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz

Is Island Conservation Fundamentally Different from Continental Conservation?
Michael Soulé is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. He was born, raised, and educated in California. After spending much of his youth in the canyons, deserts,and intertidal of San Diego and Baja California, and after graduating from San Diego State, he went to Stanford to study population biology and evolution under Paul Ehrlich. Read Bio »

J. Michael Scott

Senior Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, University of Idaho

Hawai‘i: A Window to the Future of Conservation Biology?
Dr. J. Michael Scott is a senior scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, a professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho, and a leader with the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Over his career, he has acted as Director for the National Gap Analysis Program, Director for the Condor Research Center in California, as a Research Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and as a Research Biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.Read Bio »

David Helvarg

President, Blue Frontier Campaign

Saving the Ocean
David Helvarg is President of the Blue Frontier Campaign and the author of three books, Blue Frontier-Dispatches from America’s Ocean Wilderness, The War Against the Greens, and 50 Ways to Save the Ocean. He is editor of the Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide, organizer of several “Blue Vision” conferences for ocean activists, and winner of Coastal Living Magazine’s 2005 Leadership Award.Read Bio »

Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Awards

The Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance strives to recognize achievements in the Hawaiian conservation community at all levels, from high school students to seasoned professionals. Each year the HCA presents a variety of awards, the recipients of which are honored at the Hawai‘i Conservation Conference.

Distinguished Service Award

Given to a person who has excelled by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, thereby making distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position. This individual has reached the highest esteem within the conservation community and embodies the spirit of hope, the dedication of purpose, and the tenacity of firm belief that our native ecosystems are a valued component of our heritage and our gift to Hawai‘i’s children.

Isabella Aiona Abbott, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Outstanding Leadership Award

Given to a person who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing environmental conservation in Hawai‘i over the short to medium term (several years to a decade).

Peter Young, Division of Land and Natural Resources

Conservation Innovation Award

Given to the instigators or champions of a procedure that leads to significant advances to the structure or nature of environmental conservation in Hawai'i.

Conservation Partnerships Program

Student Awards

Each year at the conference, the HCA awards prizes to the top student oral and poster presenters. Monetary awards were sponsored by the Hawai'i Conservation Alliance and The Wildlife Society-Hawai'i Chapter.

Best Student Oral Presentation:
Luc Leblanc
Assessment of Non-Target Insect Attraction to Fruit Fly (Tephritidae) Male Lures on Hawai‘i and Maui Islands

William Haines
Rethinking Extinctions: Conservation Status of Hawaiian Leafroller Moths in the Genus Omiodes (Crambidae)

Best Student Poster Presentation:
Meris Bantilan-Smith
A Quantitative Investigation and Inventory of the Soils and Vegetation of Coastal Lowland Hawaiian Wetlands

Runner Up:
Frances Kinslow
Fungal Colonization of Leaf Litter from Native and Invasive Riparian Trees in Forested and Developed River Reaches on the Island of Hawai‘i

Mahalo to our Sponsors

Buddhawelt, DLNR DAR Coral Reef Outreach Network, Hawai'i Audubon Society, HCAF, Malama Hawai'i, National Park Service, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Program, Patagonia, USFWS National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Wildlife Society Hawai'i Chapter