Popoia Islet State Wildlife Sanctuaries
Size: 3.67 Acres
Access: Restricted to areas below high water mark. Commercial activity by permit only.
Other Notable Species: ‘Opae ‘ula (Halocaridina rubra)
Management Goals and Objectives:
Manage commercial and recreational activity on islet using signage, commercial permit system, outreach and education to promote habitat and species protection.
Remove invasive weeds, prevent non-native weeds from establishment. Replace removed weeds with native species.
Survey and inventory of seabirds. Shearwater fledglings are counted each year in designated survey plots. Entire islet is counted to track number of fledged Bulwer’s Petrels.
Protect nesting areas by placing rope barriers to establish boundaries for sensitive nesting areas.