Turtle Bay Resort is in the middle of a coastal wetland habitat which is home to many threatened and endangered animals and plants. Last year Hawaiian geese (nene) began visiting. Nene have not seen in the wild on O'ahu since the time of Captain Cook! There are breeding populations of Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles, Hawaiian gallinules, stilts, coots, ducks, bats, owls, ohai (sesbania-tomentosa) and others. Two rare species of endemic bee (on the candidate list for ESA) are found here. Turtle Bay is a winter home to many migratory birds (bristle thighed curlews, dowitchers, golden plovers, sanderlings, various ducks and geese ). There are other birds, fish, invertebrates and plants that are endemic (found only in Hawaii). The JCNWR, next door has documented over 120 species of birds! The Resort and the State of Hawaii have agreed to place 660 acres of land into a conservation easement (CE) so that no further development could ever take place on those 660 acres. The agreement is funded by the State, the City and County and the Trust for Public Land. The original deadline for the deal was June 30th. Being a complicated transaction, it needs more time and so the "deal" has to go through the Hawaii Legislature (again) to have the timeline amended. We need your help in making sure that this historic agreement becomes a reality. Please sign and share this petition. It is addressed to the people directly involved with the conservation of this incredible place. Mahalo.