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Members of the media may contact the NTBG press office for the news, spokespeople, and assets.

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Press Visits

NTBG welcomes visits by media representatives researching stories about our work and facilities. However, advanced arrangements are required. Please contact to inquire about press passes and visits.

Environmental Journalism

The Environmental Journalism Program provides specialized working journalists in broadcast, print, and online media much-needed information about tropical ecosystems, providing deep background in tropical ecology to enhance the accuracy of reporting on science and environmental issues. The focus is immersion and not advocacy. The course is held at NTBG headquarters, its Kaua’i gardens, and other appropriate sites on island.

Latest News

A selection of recent news and press releases for members of the media. Visit our news and events pages for a complete listing.


Invasive Species in Hawaii You Should Know

POSTED ON Mon Feb 08, 2021
February is Invasive Species Awareness Month in Hawaii. Learn how to identify common invasive species and how you can help reduce harm.
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For NTBG scientists in Hawaii, 2020 was a year of finding unknown plant populations

POSTED ON Tue Dec 15, 2020
For NTBG scientists in Hawaii, 2020 was a year of finding unknown plant populations, locating nine species of rare and endangered plants.
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