Main Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Management Plan
The plan includes years of work and input from stakeholders and partners, drawing on outcomes from workshops and other meetings held to discuss monk seal management issues.
The Hawaiian monk seal was listed as an endangered species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act on November 23, 1976 (41 FR 51611) and remains listed as endangered. The management plan is an important step toward successfully managing the main Hawaiian Islands' monk seal population, preparing to address emerging challenges, and fostering co-existence between humans and seals. The management plan will help facilitate building and strengthening partnerships and communication. The publication of this plan also completes a recommendation from the 2007 Recovery Plan for the Hawaiian Monk Seal.