Posted by: preservehawaii | August 5, 2010

Spotlight: National Tropical Botanical Garden

What we know as the tropics is home to a remarkable 90 percent of the world’s plants and animals—home also to the highest extinction rate on the planet.

As a volunteer with the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), you can help intercept this unfortunate statistic. Four NTBG gardens are in Hawaiʻi—three on Kauaʻi and one in Hana, Maui. A fifth garden is in Florida. These locales are ideal homes away from home for wild-collected tropical species, as well as native Hawaiian plant conservation, habitat restoration, and the perpetuation of traditional local knowledge.

Check back throughout August for how to help NTBG this summer, or contact them directly at

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