Hawaii Wildlife Center

What We Do

Providing emergency response, medical and rehabilitative care for native birds and bats statewide, alongside conservation programs that aim to create a community where native wildlife thrive.

Who We Are

The Hawai‘i Wildlife Center (HWC) is a state- and region-wide 501(c)(3) nonprofit wildlife response and conservation organization. We provide medical and rehabilitative care to all species of native birds and the Hawaiian hoary bat, along with contingency planning, emergency response, training, research assistance, and more. HWC serves all major and minor Hawaiian Islands, extending to Midway and Kure Atoll. Our main facility is located in Kapa‘au, on Hawai‘i Island and we have satellite operations on O‘ahu and Lāna‘i along with partner projects throughout the state.

The HWC is the first organization of its kind exclusively for native Hawaiian wildlife and provides state-of-the-art care and rehabilitation for native animals as well as comprehensive wildlife rescue training and public education and outreach programs. Through our wildlife response programs and outreach efforts, HWC provides a critical resource to help our native bird and bat populations survive as well as help people and wildlife coexist.

Cause Areas

Animals, Environmental Conservation

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