Nature & Science


Hawaiian Plants and Animals

Hawaiian plants and animals began to evolve over 70 million years ago in nearly complete isolation. Over 90% of 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!

Find out more about animals in Hawai'i and how you can do to help protect endangered species.

Learn all about the plants that grow here in Hawai'i, from endemic plants (native to Hawai'i) to plants that were brought here when people first came to the islands.

These are some of the environmental factors facing Hawai'i.

Learn about the natural features and ecosystems of Hawai'i.


Last updated: May 18, 2017

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