Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Air view of Kanaha Pond
Map showing the location of Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Hawaii
Location Maui, Hawaiʻi
Coordinates 20°53′42″N 156°27′32″W / 20.89500°N 156.45889°W / 20.89500; -156.45889Coordinates: 20°53′42″N 156°27′32″W / 20.89500°N 156.45889°W / 20.89500; -156.45889
Area 143 acres (58 ha)
Established 1951
Designated June 1971

Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary is a 143-acre (58 ha) wetland in Maui, Hawaii. It is a famous waterfowl sanctuary, home to three endangered Hawaiian bird species, the Hawaiian coot (ʻalae, ʻalae keʻokeʻo) (Fulica alai), the Hawaiian duck (koloa) (Anas wyvilliana), and the Hawaiian (or black-winged) stilt (aeʻo) (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni). Kanaha Pond was designated a state sanctuary in 1951 and a National Natural Landmark in 1971.[1] [2][3]

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  1. ^ "National Natural Landmark". National Park Service. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ James, Van (2001). Ancient Sites of Maui, Molokai'i and Lana'i. Honolulu, HI: Mutual Publishing. pp. 69–70. ISBN 1-56647-529-5. 
  3. ^ "Kahana Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary Maui". HawaiiWeb.com. 

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