The io is nesting and foraging successfully in both native and altered habitats and has use of large areas of managed habitat. And this is why, as essayist Kawano tells us, the Hawaiian Hawk is worthy of its endangered status: there is no room for error with this species. Located about 2300 miles (3680 km) from the nearest continental shore, the Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated group of islands on the planet. Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey, downlisting from endangered to threatened, 5 sailors rescued after Navy boat capsizes off Kaneohe. Based on the Service’s analysis, the io is no longer at risk of extinction, now or in the foreseeable future. efforts. After 53 years the Hawaiian hawk has been removed from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife. Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. See more ideas about Hawaiian, Endangered, Hawk. Jacob Malcolm, director of the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, hailed the delisting as a success story for the species and the Endangered Species Act. The only hawk species native to Hawaii, the Hawaiian hawk was first listed as endangered in 1967, when its population dropped to just a few hundred birds. effective law for protecting wildlife in danger of extinction,” he said in a statement. /*