Conservation Detection Dogs Key to Tracking Endangered Bird in Hawaii

November 29, 2022

The elusive band-rumped storm petrel or ‘ake’ake, a small, endangered sea bird, is a difficult species to track. However, thanks to the help of conservation detection dogs, the Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) Natural Resource staff in Hawaii, in partnership with CEMML, have been successfully identifying the bird’s burrows since 2015.

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Center for Environmental Management

Military Lands

CEMML is a multidisciplinary team of natural, physical, and social scientists.

We work closely with the Department of Defense and other agencies to inform management of natural and cultural resources consistent with achieving mission-specific and societal goals. CEMML is part of Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources.

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Center for Environmental Management

Military Lands

CEMML is a multidisciplinary team of natural, physical, and social scientists.

We work closely with the Department of Defense and other agencies to inform management of natural and cultural resources consistent with achieving mission-specific and societal goals. CEMML is part of Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources.

What We Do

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) has supported military readiness and resource conservation on federal lands for nearly four decades, working primarily with the Department of Defense, as well as other federal departments and agencies. CEMML employs a team of full-time, in-house principal investigators. Our team of natural, physical, and social scientists is skilled in project management and implementation in the federal context.

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