To foster community values that result in the protection and restoration of native ecosystems and conservation of natural resources through education, science and advocacy in Hawaii and the Pacific.
The Hawaii Audubon Society (HAS) was founded locally in 1939 as an independent, nonprofit membership association and is the oldest conservation organization in Hawaii dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Hawaii’s native wildlife and ecosystems through education, science and advocacy. HAS became a certified chapter of National Audubon Society (NAS) in 1978, but continues to function independently from NAS in all financial, policy, and programmatic matters as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. HAS serves as a source for information and advocacy in the community, and provides a network for visiting and local birders. HAS also offers field trips and hands-on service trips in habitat restoration with opportunities to gain first hand experiences with Hawaii’s wildlife and natural environments. Six times per year, HAS publishes the journal, `Elepaio, that contains peer-reviewed scientific articles, updates on environmental issues in Hawaii and the Pacific, and HAS activities listings.
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