Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's funding shortage is showing

July 23, 2008, 7:59 am
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawai'i — The natural resources in the state's busiest national park are in poor condition, mostly because non-native plants and animals are threatening to overwhelm native flora and fauna including many endangered species, according to a new study of the park. The study by the National Parks Conservation Association, an organization dedicated to advocating for national parks, also judged the condition of natural features and cultural sites at the park to be "fair to poor," and argues for more money for park operations.