Intensive English Program

Aloha-! It’s Hikari!It is already WEEK 5 of Fall II session! Please try to do your best in the rest of session:)

Today, I would like to introduce a bird which is inhabit on this island! The bird’s name is Nene goose!

Nene is also called “Hawaiian bird”, and it is the Hawaii’s state bird.
Nene is seen in around Kilauea volcano. In 1951, Nene’s population is fewer than 30, and all of them is on this big island. They were recorded on the federal endangered-species list.
But, people was working so hard to protect them and trying to increase their population.
Today, there are around 2000 birds in Hawaii. You can see them in Kauai, Maui, and Molokai islands too.
Local people are still protecting them, and a law about Nene has established.
The law is “Do not kill, harm, and harass them, also do not feed”.
If you violate this law, you have to pay up to $50,000 as penalty.
Even if you find Nene, please make a distance from them and watch over them.

And Nene is always be with its partner! They’re always together, so if you find one, another one is definitely near by it.

The wild nene’s life span is about 35 years!! That is kinda long! I was very surprised.

Okay, have a great thanksgiving day!!

Hikari