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Why Conservation Efforts Are Needed in Maui. Presented by: Kaknab. Maui. Maui is a beautiful island and a main tourist attraction. However, it is losing its rich marine life due to pollution, ocean acidification, marine debris, and land loss. . Pollution in Maui.

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Why conservation efforts are needed in maui

Why Conservation Efforts Are Needed in Maui

Presented by: Kaknab


Why conservation efforts are needed in maui

Maui

  • Maui is a beautiful island and a main tourist attraction.

  • However, it is losing its rich marine life due to pollution, ocean acidification, marine debris, and land loss.


Pollution in maui

Pollution in Maui

  • Cane burning by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar, which operates three coal-fired burners and causes air pollution and falling ash, throughout the island.

  • Sugar cane needs to be dried then burned to make the sugar in the processing plant.

  • The burning is currently causing loss of topsoil, endangering coral reefs due to settling soil dust in the ocean.

    • http://www.mauigoodness.com/2013/12/01/maui-environmental-issues/


Ocean acidification

Ocean acidification

  • Ocean acidification is when there is excessive CO2 being released into the atmosphere and touches the ocean, mixing with the water and making the water acidic.

    • CO2 + H2O = H2CO3

  • Acidic water is bad for marine life!


Marine debris issues

Marine Debris Issues

  • “Changing Tides: Our Lives, Our Future”

    • A short documentary about marine debris issues in the Pacific, how they are affecting the Hawaiian Islands, and what the people of Hawaii are doing to address them

    • Presented by the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, Positive H20, and Surfrider Foundation


Changing tides movie trailer

“Changing Tides” Movie Trailer


Marine life affected

Marine Life Affected

  • For example

    • Honu

    • Common name: Green Sea Turtle

  • Was fished nearly to extinction in the 1960’s

  • Listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1978


Conservation efforts

Conservation Efforts

  • Taro farming

  • Marine debris collections

  • Dolphin research

  • Honu (sea turtle) watch


How kaknab plans to help

How Kaknab Plans to Help

  • We will be going to Maui, Hawaii this coming summer 2014 to do conservation work for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

  • We will work with the Hawaiian Kupuna and the Hawaii Wildlife Fund to restore Native Hawaiian lands to protect the coral reefs and the marine ecosystems.


Mahalo

Mahalo!

Protecting Our Ocean, Protecting Our Culture

www.kaknab.org


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