MCC Loko Iʻa Collaborative Restoration PICCC Film

The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC), PI-CASC’s partner, released new resources developed through their Hawaiian Islands Terrestrial Adaptation Initiative (HITAI). This release features 6 short films on climate change adaptation efforts. One film is focused on an exciting collaborative restoration of loko iʻa (traditional Hawaiian fishponds) in Keaukaha. Check out the film below.

The restoration effort at Honokea Loko Iʻa is led by Hui Hoʻoleimaluō and is supported by a UH Hilo graduate research project led by Kamala Anthony, Cherie Kauahi, and Steve Colbert and funded through UH Hilo’s Manager Climate Corps (MCC). Learn more about Cherie and Kamala’s projects within the MCC and the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science program at UH Hilo by clicking on their respective names.

Honokea loko fishpond with still waters reflecting the sky surrounded by coconut trees and containing an island with hala trees on top.
A serene morning at Honokea Loko Iʻa. This traditional Hawaiian fishpond restoration led by Hui Hoʻoleimaluō is the union point of not only a number of different ecosystems, but also of community, cultural practitioners, and researchers; all constantly adapting to the shifting conditions that characterize this distinct, longstanding practice in food security. Photo Credit: Jeff Orig.




Kamala Anthony
Cherie Kauahi
Steven Colbert