Nature in Hawaii
Hawaiian plants and animals began to evolve over 70 million years ago in nearly complete isolation. Over 90% of the native terrestrial flora and fauna in Hawai'i are found only in the Hawaiian Islands. This level of endemism surpasses all other places on Earth — even the Galapagos Islands! Please click on any of the links found on this page to learn more about plants, animals, and ecosystems in Hawai'i.