Native ecosystems, species underpin Hawaiian culture

Dr. Samuel M. ‘Ohukani’ōhi’a Gon, III is the Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor for The Nature Conservancy of Hawai’i, and a leading expert on Hawaiian ecology.

This year he is one of the four keynote speakers at the annual Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) meeting, which is being held next week in Honolulu, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

Mongabay recently interviewed him to find out more about Hawaii’s unique environment and culture.

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