DLNR: Endangered vines destroyed at protest site

  • Courtesy of the state DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES The Hawaiian wolf spider makes its nests in the lava fields around Pu’u Huluhulu.
  • Courtesy of the state DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES Big Island ma’oloa, a rare and endangered nettle.

  • Courtesy of the state DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES A dead ’anunu vine hanging from a koa tree.
  • Courtesy of the state DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES A species of endangered Hawaiian mint.

  • Courtesy photo

    Pictured, from left, are Ian Cole, wildlife manager, state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife; Edwin Shishido, officer, DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement; Suzanne Case, DLNR chairwoman; and Lyman Perry, botanist, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, during a press conference Thursday.

The state Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday that four endangered vines have been destroyed during the occupation of Pu‘u Huluhulu.