Hawai‘i wildlife stamp art contest winners announced
Winners of the 2023-2024 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest were announced this week by the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife.
Alvin Galvez won the conservation stamp contest with his depiction of a kāhuli, an endangered land snail found only on Oʻahu. Land snails were selected for this year’s conservation stamp contest as part of the celebration for Year of the Kāhuli, proclaimed by Governor Dr. Josh Green, for 2023.
Galvez also won the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s game bird stamp contest in 2018.
Lauren Trangmar won the game bird stamp competition with her depiction of chestnut-bellied sandgrouse. The chestnut-bellied sandgrouse is a popular game bird native to Africa and Asia and brought to Hawaiʻi in the 1960s.
The conservation stamp is required on the Hawai‘i state hunting license, and the game bird stamp is required for those intending to hunt game birds. Funds from sales of these stamps go into the State Wildlife Revolving Fund to support wildlife populations and habitats, and to manage hunting programs in Hawaiʻi.
These new stamps for the 2023-24 hunting season will be available on July 1, 2023. Stamp collectors who would like an original stamp can call (808) 587-0166 or visit the Division of Forestry and Wildlife office at 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325, Honolulu, HI 96813.