ABOUT THE HAWAI‘I WILDLIFE CENTER
E PŪLAMA I NĀ MANU HAWAIʻI : CHERISH THE BIRDS OF HAWAIʻI
In support of biodiversity conservation, Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center provides expertise for rescue, state-of-the-art veterinary care and rehabilitation of native winged wildlife
The Hawai‘i Wildlife Center (HWC) is a state- and region-wide 501(c)(3) nonprofit wildlife response and conservation organization. We provide medical and rehabilitative care to all species of native birds and the Hawaiian hoary bat, along with contingency planning, emergency response, training, research assistance, and more. HWC serves all major and minor Hawaiian Islands, extending to Midway and Kure Atoll. Our main facility is located in Kapa‘au, on Hawai‘i Island and we have satellite operations on O‘ahu and Lāna‘i along with partner projects throughout the state.
The HWC is the first organization of its kind exclusively for native Hawaiian wildlife and provides state-of-the-art care and rehabilitation for native animals as well as comprehensive wildlife rescue training and public education and outreach programs. Through our wildlife response programs and outreach efforts, HWC provides a critical resource to help our native bird and bat populations survive as well as help people and wildlife coexist.
The vision of the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center is a world where native species recover and thrive in all environments through comprehensive conservation strategies and partnerships.
The mission of protecting, conserving, and aiding in the recovery of Hawaiʻi’s native winged wildlife through hands-on treatment, research, training, science education and cultural programs.
Hawai‘i Wildlife Center Core Values
HWC strives to create and maintain respectful relationships and ethical practices founded on science, technical knowledge and integrity.
HWC is committed to our mission and vision, to getting results and to maintaining highly professional and respectful interactions.
HWC has compassion for animals brought to HWC and understand the compassion of others who want to help save sick or injured animals, striving to create and fortify meaningful community connections through shared empathy. We interact with everyone, animal or person, with respect and kindness.
HWC is ready to take on whatever comes our way by keeping a flexible and proactive attitude, developing efficient, effective and oftentimes creative solutions to any challenges that may arise.
Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures
HWC is inclusive of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. HWC seeks to collaborate with Native Hawaiian leaders towards shared conservation goals and acknowledge that our work occurs on Hawaiian lands.