Thursday, September 1, 2011

Preserving What's Left

We live on the most developed and populous Hawaiian Island (Oahu) so the impact humans have on the land is even more evident here.  Ka'ena Reserve is located at the opposite end of the island from Waikiki / Honolulu, and the two places could not be more different.  The reserve is isolated, quiet - in fact you may find yourself alone on long stretches of beach there.  It is home to nesting Nene birds, Laysan Albatrosses, Monk Seals, and native vegetation, among other things.  It is not accessible by vehicle - the road ends at the entrance and you must walk three miles to get to the tip of the reserve.  

1 comment:

  1. Such a classic struggle, especially acute in Hawaii with all her natural beauty... leave it along, don't touch it, keep in natural and pristine vs. build on it, improve it, ride on it, trample it. I really hope Hawaii takes a more aggressive approach in preserving open space and natural beauty. Sorry to sound all preachy!