David Y. Ige | DLNR press release: OPENING OF THE STAMP CONTEST ON WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN HAWAI’I
DLNR press release: OPENING OF THE STAMP CONTEST ON WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN HAWAI’I
Posted on November 22, 2021 in Latest News, Press Room
(Honolulu) – Artists are invited to submit entries to the Forestry and Wildlife Division (DOFAW) of DLNR for the annual art competition featuring two local wildlife for the 2022-2023 conservation stamp. Hawaii wildlife and game birds.
The Wildlife Conservation Stamp is a requirement on Hawaii State Hunting Licenses. The game bird stamp is required for anyone intending to hunt game birds. Both stamps will be available to stamp collectors.
Subject of this year’s stamps
Feathered game pad- Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) (found on all major Hawaiian Islands) was introduced to HawaiÊ»i in 1923. It is native to Asia and Eastern Europe, from Israel to Nepal. They are approximately 14 inches long and have a gray-brown back with sides striped with black and white feathers. Their face is white with a black stripe across the eyes to the neck. They are a dominant component of avifauna in high altitude shrub areas and may have filled a niche occupied by now extinct or rare birds. The role of the exotic bird in facilitating seed dispersal and germination of native plant species has been shown to be beneficial for the restoration of degraded ecosystems.
Wildlife conservation stamp -`I“iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) are listed federally as threatened statewide. Adults have bright red plumage with black wings and tail and curved salmon-colored beaks. The juvenile is buff with black markings, the darker, shorter bill turning yellow then salmon with age. Feeds mainly on ‘Åhi’a nectar, but also visits the tubular flowers of undergrowth plants such as akala and lobelias and takes insects.
SETTING: Hawaiian habitat
CUT: Painting completed with a maximum of 24 “by 36” and without frame (to be reduced to 1 “X 1.5” stamp)
WAY: Oil or acrylic
ENTRANCE: Finished oil or acrylic painting or an 8.5 “X 11” photo / print / photocopy of a finished painting
DEADLINE: All entries must be received no later than February 25, 2022. Notification of the winner will be made in March 2022.
SHIPPING COSTS: All paintings sent must be accompanied by a fee of $ 35, to cover the cost of returning the works of art. If a check is not included, you will need to go to the administration office to pick up your artwork. Checks are to be made payable to the DLNR. Alternatively, a photo, print or photocopy of an original painting can be sent free of charge (see request form).
PAYMENTS: The winner will receive a maximum prize of $ 1,000.
Funds from sales of Hawaii Wildlife Conservation Stamps go to the State Wildlife Revolving Fund to support wildlife populations and habitat and to manage hunting.
Over the past year, the revenues from the two stamps were used to cover part of the costs of maintaining the hunting units and to add hunting opportunities for game birds and marine mammals where possible. Proceeds from the sale of wildlife conservation stamps will also provide funds for the annual rental of the LÄna’i Cooperative Game Management Area lease and several other hunting leases.
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(All images / video courtesy of: DLNR)
Application form :
Copies of this announcement and the entry form are available upon request from DOFAW, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325, Honolulu, HI 96813. For any questions regarding the competition or to obtain an entry, please send an email to: [emailÂ protected] or call (808) 347-6869.
Hawaii Department of Lands and Natural Resources
808-587-0396 (Communications office)