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Applying Traditional and Western Knowledge Systems

2010 Hawai‘i Conservation Conference

August 4-6, 2010 • Hawai‘i Convention Center • Honolulu, HI

The 18th annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference attracted over 1,100 people with its various lectures, symposia, and other presentations focusing on the theme Pacific Ecosystem Management and Restoration: Applying Traditional and Western Knowledge Systems.

Wednesday, August 4

Aroha Te Pareake Mead

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Opening Session Keynote Speaker
Aroha Te Pareake Mead is from Ngati Awa and Ngati Porou. She was elected Chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) in November 2008 for a four year term. Read Bio »

Thursday, August 5, 6:30 PM

Jack Jeffrey

Photographer and Wildlife Biologist

HCA Free Public Lecture
Feathered Treasures: Hawai‘i’s Forest Birds – Past, Present and Future
Big Island photographer and wildlife biologist Jack Jeffrey, is intimately familiar with Hawai‘i’s hidden valleys, remote rainforests, and rare birds. Read Bio »

Friday, August 6, 12:20-2:30 PM

The Honorable Togiola T.A. Tulafono

American Samoa’s Fifty-second Governor, and Fourth Elected Samoan Governor

March 26, 2003 - present
Luncheon Keynote
Togiola T.A. Tulafono was born on February 28, 1947 on Aunu’u Island, American Samoa and graduated from the High School of American Samoa-Samoana in 1966. 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.

Chuck Burrows, ‘Ahahui Mālama I Ka Lōkahi

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).

Mark Fox, The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i

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.

Hawai‘i Association of Watershed Partnerships (HAWP)

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:
Katelin Shugart-Schmidt, Reef Watch Waikiki
Assessing the Effectiveness of the Marine Life Conservation District at Waikiki

Bryce Masuda, University of Otaga, Department of Zoology, New Zealand
Predictors of Translocation Success to a Mainland Reserve: New Zealand South Island Saddlebacks Reintroduced to Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Best Student Poster Presentation:
Noelani Puniwai, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Mapping Nearshore Currents of the Big Island through Personal Interviews

Runner Up:
Darcey Iwashita, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Temperature Impacts on Native Wet Forest Structure and Biodiversity in Hawai‘i

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