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This spectacular new species was discovered in March 1991 on a vertical cliff in Kalalau Valley, Kaua‘i by NTBG botanist Ken Wood.  Listed by IUCN as one of the top 100 threatened species in the world it is now considered extinct due to the impact of feral goats emphasizing how critical conservation programs are in Hawai‘i. The survival of Hawai‘i’s native birds and wildlife is inseparable from the survival of the plants upon which they depend on.  Photo courtesy of National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Help Define a Sustainable Future for All

This is happening on our watch: so what are we doing about it? A whole lot, but not enough and not nearly fast enough. Our window of opportunity is closing, …

Pōanuenue (moon rainbow) in Kōhala. Photo by Ethan Tweedie, BIVB

Highlighting Indigenous Kinship with Nature

The upcoming International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Conservation Congress (#IUCNCongress) in September is our opportunity to share with other global citizens our amazing islands. WCC, long …

The traditional Hawaiian land concept of ahupua‘a (from the mountain to the sea) forms the basis for biocultural conservation approaches today. Limahuli Garden and Preserve on Kauai is a living example of this where conservation programs extend from the community-managed subsistence near-shore fishery to the top of the cloud forest where fenced areas and predator-control programs protect endangered sea birds during nesting season. Photo courtesy of National Tropical Botanical Garden

The Olympics of the Conservation World: Coming to Hawai‘i

Do not let anyone tell you that dreams do not come true – this is a story about a dream that came true and that can change the future for …

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Planet at the Crossroads

Editor’s Note: The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will be the first major international conservation event held in the United States in decades, and the decisions made there will have …

South Korea Broadens International Green Campus Movement

New Global Analysis Shows Value of Conservation

Bangladesh Leopard Discovery Renews Hopes for Species Survival

New Report: Imperiled Species of the World — The Red List

  |   July 7, 2009

The International Union for Conservation of Nature recently issued its Red List report — assessing the status of species in the global environment.  The news is The New York Times …

New Study: Shrinking Sea Ice Shrinks Polar Bear Population

  |   July 7, 2009

A new study calls on Canada to re-examine its policies toward polar bear protection. Bob Weber of the Canadian Press reports: A major international report says the increasingly rapid loss …

Computer Software to Help Save Endangered Animals

A guest post by Mahesh Basantani, a research scholar in Botany who also writes for Inabitat, a green design blog. Species extinction is a natural phenomenon with one to five …

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