Saving the Nihoa Millerbird In 2011 and 2012, a team of scientists and cultural practitioners led by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the American Bird Conservancy launched two expeditions in the northwestern Hawaiian islands from Nihoa to Laysan toward the goal of establishing a self-sustaining population of endangered Millerbirds on Laysan in order to protect one of our country’s rarest bird species from extinction. In the process, new Hawaiian names were given to the two populations of birds: Ulūlu (Nihoa population) and Ulūlu Niau (Laysan population).
With funding from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mālama Learning Center had the pleasure of creating outreach materials for this ground-breaking and successful conservation project. A logo was designed by Brian Beaty. A 5-page information sheet was developed primarily for educators, however it is useful for anyone interested in learning about the project (designed by Michelle Gorham Jones). A poster was also created to complement the information sheets (designed by Anya Tagawa). Lastly, a 30-minute video was produced in partnership with Outside Hawai'i to tell the compelling story. All of these materials, created in 2013, are available for download free of charge via this website. Logo Information Sheets Poster