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Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project
Called Honu ‘Ea or ‘Ea by the Hawaiians, the hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), is an endangered sea turtle that lives in the waters of the islands. They are known to nest on nine beaches on Hawai`i, on one beach on Maui and at an unknown number of locations on Moloka`i. Three of the beaches on Hawai`i are protected along the remote coast here in the park at Halape, Apua Point, and Keauhou.
Loss of nesting habitat, predation and poaching (their shells make attractive jewelry, illegally sold worldwide as tortoiseshell) have reduced turtle populations to critically low levels.
Type of organization:Advocacy