Rare silversword plants, poached from Haleakala NP, recovered by law enforcement

On Monday June 25, 2018, Haleakalā National Park Law Enforcement Rangers and Maui Police Department recovered rare Haleakalā silversword plants or “ahinahina” that had been removed by a visitor from Haleakalā’s summit.  

At approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday, a park visitor witnessed an individual removing two “keiki” (juvenile) silversword plants from the ground and placing them in her clothing before leaving the area in a vehicle.  


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