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Taro fields make up much of the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge along the Hanalei River near Hanalei, on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Wetlands and taro are managed to support waterbirds. Through a cooperative program farmers at Hanalei raise their taro crops on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land in ways that benefit wildlife. The refuge was established in 1972 under the Endangered Species Act to conserve five endangered water birds that rely on the Hanalei Valley for nesting and feeding habitat: the koloa (Hawaiian duck), the ‘alae ke‘oke‘o (Hawaiian coot), the ‘alae‘ula (Hawaiian moorhen), the ae‘o (Hawaiian stilt), and the nēnē (Hawaiian goose).
- © 2009 John L. Dengler
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