is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created to establish
and preserve wild nene on the island of Moloka‘i,
while emphasizing education through community involvement.
Founded in 1994, Nene O Moloka‘i is the
first non-profit in Hawai‘i authorized by the State
of Hawai‘i, Division of Forestry & Wildlife to breed
and release nene. Although the 10-year-long
agreement with the state has expired, Nene O
Moloka‘i continues to maintain a small flock of nene
for educational purposes, and has expanded its focus to increase
awareness about Hawai‘i's other four endangered waterbirds
- Hawaiian Coot (‘alae ‘ke‘oke‘o),
Hawaiian Moorhen (‘alae ‘ula), Hawaiian
Duck (koloa maoli), and Hawaiian Stilt (ae‘o).
Nene O Moloka‘i is operated by volunteers
and is funded through private donations, and foundation and
nui loa for the continued support of Pacific
Source, the R.W. Meyer Sugar Mill Museum and Moloka‘i Museum
and Cultural Center.
content and photos on this website are copyrighted and not
to be used or distributed without written permission from
Nene O Moloka‘i