Makena State Park - Cats are us.

There are at least six distinctive cat colonies maintained in Makena State Park. These are viable reproducing colonies that perpetuate themselves and eliminate a need for any wildlife plan concerned with native endangered species. Shearwaters and other species are a part of these cats diet.

Just testing you! That is a mongoose and not a cat. The two work effectively to eliminate ground nesting birds. I doubt if either has much impact on the rat population which mainly comes out at night.

"Not as good as that Shearwater but at least I don't have to run it down!"

The cat feeding stations within the park are in contravention to the provisions of park rule: §13-146-41 Wildlife. No person shall molest, disturb,
injure, trap, take, catch, possess, poison, introduce, or kill any wild bird or mammal, or disturb their habitat except when authorized by federal, state, and county laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. [Eff 4/16/90; am and comp June 08 1999] (Auth: HRS §184-5) (Imp: HRS §184-5) §13-146-42 to 13-146-49 (Reserved)

Interestingly park officials show no interest in the enforcement of this rule while making the feeding of humans with heated food  a violation of a supposed park rule regarding fire.

Contacts if you want to make your views known: Stewards of Makena

Friends of Makena State Park

 Friends of Makena State Park was formally formed in 2003 to assist the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources in the stewardship of  Makena State Park.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the stewardship of  the unique natural resource that constitutes Makena State Park situated on the island of Maui in the Hawai 'i Islands. The world famous nude beach known as Little Beach is contiguous to Makena State Park.

To declare your membership and to receive the electronic newsletter of Dr. Leisure's Friends of Makena State Park click this link: LittleBeachMaui-subscribe@topica.com  and send a blank email.

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PO Box 1137
Kihei, HI 96753

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