Wahi Pana | Places of Importance
Many of our the wahi pana here throughout the pae `aina are no longer accessible and commonly a rarity. Since the arrival of our great ancestors crossing the Pacific numerous times before finding the Hawaiian Islands. Mo`olelo or stories have lived through generations of adversity, cultural genocide and near extinction of nearly all of these wahi that was home to many now extinct; snails, large land birds like flightless owls and geese. The Polynesians followed the Golden Plover (Kolea) here which migrates between Alaska and Hawai`i annually like many of its' Pacific cousins who travel great distance to roost, and catch food for there keiki. Many of them fly distances of up 2,500 regularly between Papahanaumokuakea (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) from Nihoa to Moku Papapa (Kure Atoll). This is the largest marine reserve in the northern hemisphere, who is home to the last of the some 300+ million year old birds, that have very close relations to the dinosaurs. Wahi are constantly being threatened by development, introduction of invasive species, and pure lack of human compassion for `aina. Here are some of the wahi we are working to educate and raise awareness not only to the Hawaiian community, malahini and other community leaders that have major influence.