Hawaiian Islands

Ascending from the volcanic depths of the central Pacific, the tropical archipelago of Hawaii is the world’s most isolated landmass. The wet broadleaf rain forests and the semiarid woodlands host an array of native animals and plants found nowhere else on the planet.  Hawaii’s evolutionary seclusion has crafted extraordinary creatures – more than 30 species of honeycreeper, for instance, nearly half of which have disappeared. Invasive species and habitat loss have made these islands the scene of a tragic extinction crisis.  

Hawaiian Islands Ecoregions

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