Archives for February 2015

PSA 2/26/15: Reward Offered in Io Shooting

*REWARD OFFERED IN SHOOTING OF A HAWAIIAN HAWK IN VOLCANO VILLAGE*

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting of an endangered juvenile female Hawaiian Hawk (photo attached). The injured Hawk was seen on the ground during the latter half of January 2015 in the area of Kalanikoa Road, ‘I’iwi Road, Haunani Road and Kilauea Road.

Concerned citizens appropriately rescued the hawk and transported it to the Hawai`i Wildlife Center in Kohala where the dedicated staff are providing needed medical care. However, the Hawk will never fly again.

Killing or injuring wildlife protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act is a serious offense and is punishable by a maximum fine of up to $100,000, one year in jail, or both.

Please call 808-933-6964 to provide information confidentially.

Individuals who provide key information resulting in a conviction of those involved may be considered to receive a reward.

Hawaiian Hawk Patient 15-004