Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s 31st Annual Cultural Festival Coming Up » artwork

The festival’s theme, He ali‘i ka ‘āina. He kauwā ke kanaka (The land is the chief. Man is its servant) is visualized in artist Dietrich Varez’s rendering of the ‘ua‘u, the endemic Hawaiian petrel. This endangered Hawaiian seabird nests in the subalpine region of Mauna Loa, where Park resource managers monitor their habitat in hopes of increasing the small population within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit.

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