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FEB 15, 2024
9 stunning photos highlight some of the incredible drone projects we’ve undertaken over the past few years.
Photos by Ben Nyberg
FEB 15, 2024
Weaving together tropical plants from around the world, this lei is an homage to the rich plant biodiversity conserved in McBryde Garden.
By David Bryant

FEB 15, 2024
The key to propagating and caring for some of the world’s most endangered plants can often be found underground.
By Rhian Campbell

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Recent Stories

FEB 15, 2024

Budding Plant Relationships: Fall 2023 Intern Stories

Get to know five cherished plants through the eyes of our fall 2023 interns.
JAN 12, 2024

Braving the Road

The outsized impacts of roadways on plants and animals and what we can do to reconnect nature.
JAN 12, 2024

A Lei for Queen Emma

Inspired by her journey to Kōkeʻe in 1871, this lei honors Queen Emma on the month of her birthday, January 2.

From the magazine

Jul 06, 2023

Reviving a Traditional Landscape in Limahuli Valley

In Limahuli Valley, the mountains rise above the clouds, as though tethered to earth by the roots and vines of a changing landscape, their black volcanic faces gazing out across the vast Pacific.
Jun 26, 2023

An Eye on Plants – Koʻokoʻolau (Bidens wailele)

Called koʻokoʻolau in Hawaiian, Bidens is considered a prime example of adaptive radiation in Hawaiʻi.

NTBG in the media

Aug 30, 2023

Invasive species have created a cycle of wildfire in Hawaiʻi. Can Maui break it?

Planting native flora could help prevent the island’s next wildfire
Nov 30, 2023

Oh, hi! Seeds of endangered ‘ōhai discovered after three decades

When a jar of 30-year-old seeds were found in NTBG’s herbarium, were the seeds still viable?
Dec 10, 2022

The cutting edge

How new drone technology is helping scientists in the uphill battle against plant extinction

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Oct 4, 2023

Biocultural Conservation at NTBG

Defining our approach to restoring relationships between plants, people, and places.
Jul 17, 2023

From Cliffhanger to Cultivation

Rare plant cutting collected by drone has rooted, flowered, and seeded.
Jun 26, 2023

The Fertile Soil of Memory

Renewing the future for cherished plants by tending our past.

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Photo Gallery: The Wildlife of Upper Limahuli Preserve

February 29, 2024

8 Wildlife Photobombs from Limahuli Trail Cameras By Chiemi Nagle In the Upper Limahuli Preserve […]

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Budding Plant Relationships: Fall 2023 Intern Stories

February 14, 2024

As part of our Fall 2023 Internship Program, each of our interns were paired with […]

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The Endemic Loulu of Kauaʻi

February 14, 2024

By Gabriel Simmons As part of our Fall 2023 Internship Program, each intern was paired […]

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ʻĀlula: A Remarkable Saga

February 14, 2024

By Brianna Baskin As part of our Fall 2023 Internship Program, each intern was paired […]

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