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Led by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Hawaii Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
Hawaii’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated island archipelago in the world, situated more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent. The diversity of species that have evolved on this island is virtually unparalled, with world’s highest degree of endemism. The combination of temperature and precipitation found on Hawai’i include nearly 95% of the climatic variation in the Earth’s tropics, resulting in a diversity of habitat types at all elevations.
Unfortunately, Hawaii’s unique wildlife species are particularly susceptible to the threats posed by the introduction and spread of invasive species and pathogens. We need to invest in the Hawaii Wildlife Action Plan today, to conserve Hawaii’s native wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
Teaming With Wildlife coalition reached a milestone April 2009 as our 6,000th organization signed on. The Hawaii Wildlife Center will be honored with an award in the coming weeks for putting us over the top. For those of us who’ve been at this since the Conservation & Reinvestment (CARA) days, you may recall that our coalition is now roughly the same size as the entire CARA coalition. Thanks to all of you for making the coalition the largest and most diverse coalition of its kind.
Organizations and businesses from across Hawaii have come together to spread the word about the Hawaii Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.