Plants are the basis of healthy ecosystems from ridge to reef across Hawaii. The islands have truly unique and diverse ecosystems that provide our communities with a myriad of critical resources.
However, our ecosystems are challenged with rapidly disappearing key native species as a result of invasive weeds, animals and diseases. A predicted changing climate is likely to bring more frequent and severe natural hazards. As stewards of the land, lets come together to protect our natural infrastructures and build resilience through nature-based solutions.
The Kauai Climate Change video series from NTBG’s Science and Conservation team, with support from the County of Kauai, provides a summary view of challenges from a changing climate in the context of the Aloha+ challenges, UN Sustainable Development Goals and Hawaii based Strategies for Plant Conservation.
Our programs in conservation, science and research have the common goal of ensuring the survival of tropical plants, their ecosystems, and cultural knowledge.