Oahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge

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Oʻahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Oʻahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Oʻahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge
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LocationOʻahu, Hawaii, United States
Nearest cityKahaluu, Hawaii
Coordinates21°29′04″N 157°55′20″W / 21.48452°N 157.92236°W / 21.48452; -157.92236Coordinates: 21°29′04″N 157°55′20″W / 21.48452°N 157.92236°W / 21.48452; -157.92236[1]
Area4,525 acres (18.31 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteOahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge

Oʻahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge was established in 2000 to protect fish, wildlife, and plants which are listed as threatened or endangered species.[2] The refuge encompasses approximately 4,525 acres (18.31 km2) and is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.


The Refuge is located on the upper slopes of the northern Koʻolau Range, on the island of O'ahu.

Natural resources[edit]

O'ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge is home to at least four species of endangered pupu kani oe (O'ahu tree snails), 15 endangered plant species, and many native birds, including the O'ahu 'elepaio, 'i'iwi, pueo, and native honeycreepers.[3]

Public use[edit]

The Refuge is closed to the public.


  1. ^ "O'ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ 16 U.S.C. 1534, Endangered Species Act of 1973
  3. ^ "Oahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge". Fws.gov. Retrieved 2009-11-11.