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Our mission is to work with others to provide scientific understanding and technologies needed to support and implement sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources occurring in Hawai`i and other Pacific island locations.

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  • Endangered Laysan Ducks translocated to Midway Atoll [...MORE]

  • Palila established on the north slope of Mauna Kea [...MORE]

  • Where We Work

    The World - Pacific View

    PIERC science is conducted from Hawaii west and south across most of the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. We work on many of the islands of the Trust Territories of Polynesia and Micronesia. This geographic area spans 6 time zones, both sides of the equator, and is more than twice the size of the contiguous 48 U.S. states. This reality adds logistical challenges to our research programs.

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