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Breadfruit Institute Spring Progress Report Released

You're invited to read the Breadfruit Institute Spring 2017 Progress Report (January – March 2017) on BFI’s Global Hunger Initiative, the breadfruit collection, public outreach, partners, and media events.

As of May 23, 107,342 breadfruit trees have been distributed to 44 countries since the launch of the Global Hunger Initiative.

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Breadfruit Agroforestry Volunteer Days

The Breadfruit Institute at National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking agroforestry volunteers to help implement a new, global model in sustainable and regenerative agriculture at the Breadfruit Research Orchard in McBryde Garden on Kauai.

Become a volunteer and be a part of this exciting tropical agroforestry project!  Volunteers must be able to lift at least 15 lbs., dig, rake, shovel, plant, and work in outdoor temperatures of 80°F.  

New Critically Endangered Species is Endemic to the Forests of Kaua‘i

Kalāheo, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, August 18, 2017 – A newly described tree species known only from the island of Kaua‘i has been published by PhytoKeys, the open access, peer-reviewed botanical journal.

First collected and documented as early as 1988, the new species Melicope stonei, is named for British-American botanist Benjamin Clemens Masterman Stone, a British-American botanist known for his keen insights into the genus Melicope.

NTBG Receives Grant to Conserve Critically Endangered Hawaiian Species

NTBG was recently awarded a Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Grant to help conserve the critically endangered, endemic Phyllostegia electraPhyllostegia electra, or nehe kuhiwa in Hawaiian, is endemic to mesic and wet forests on the island of Kauaʻi, one of the eight major islands making up the Hawaiian archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.

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