HWC Services

HWC Services

The HWC provides a variety of different services, ranging from consultation and mitigation fulfillment, to training, planning assistance, on-the-ground emergency response, research, and education programs.

Here is a complete list of our services:

1. Annual care for sick and injured native animals statewide

Professional treatment and conditioning before release back into the wild

TriageŸ • Condition assessmentŸ • Stabilization • Medical care • Development of individualized treatment program • QuarantineŸ • Monitoring • Feeding • Decontamination

Rehabilitation and Release
Downed seabird response • Pre-release Conditioning • Exercise • Behavior monitoring • Behavior enhancement • Release protocol • Transport • Release

2. Emergency Response

For oil/contaminant spills, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, seasonal fallout, nesting site destruction, etc.

Contingency planning assistance
Development and execution of emergency response plans for main and remote islands

First responder training
Proper response procedure  • Handling techniques  • Capture methods  • Basic stabilization  • Disease recognition  • Translocation

Provision of rescue kits and response supplies
Rescue guides • Bird capture equipment • Basic field stabilization supplies

Response management and assistance
Site assessment • Mobilization • Staff supervision • Wildlife capture • Set-up of on-site stabilization satellites • On-site triage • Disease response • Handling • Transportation • Maintaining readiness of HWC facility for emergency response

Early detection of wildlife diseases and environmental contaminants

Mitigation contract fulfillment

3. Research

Lab research
Physiological norms • Disease detection and monitoring • Treatments

Field researcher training and assistance 

Handling training • Fulfillment of rehabilitation requirements on research and banding permits

Translocation project consultation

Project management • Planning • Equipment preparation • Staff/volunteer training • Wildlife capture • Captive care • Transportation • Release

Wildlife research and management
Native species biology • Management planning

4. Public Outreach and Education

Interactive programs
Focus on native wildlife and ecosystems • Understanding, awareness and enthusiasm for native wildlife conservation • How to get involved • Connections to Hawaiian culture • Guided tours • Volunteer training

Conservation education resources
Science curriculum enhancement • Wildlife internship/ externship • Rescue and rehabilitation mentorship • Ho‘opulama Science and Discovery Center