Hawai'ian Plants and Animals

Hawai'ian plants and animals began to evolve over 70 million years ago in near complete isolation. Over 90% of native terrestrial flora and fauna in Hawai'i are found only in the Hawai'ian 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: September 21, 2018

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