Learn about species, conservation topics, and places

Learn about species, conservation topics, and places

Meet the Species

Click below to find species profile pages for Hawaiʻi’s plants and animals.

An image of an iʻiwi linking to a page on Hawaiʻi's native birds
An image of a kāhuli
An image of a rare native plant species
An image of a common native plant species
An image of an ʻōpeʻapeʻa, the Hawaiian bat
An image of a stream species
An image of a Jackson's Chameleon linking to invasive species profiles


Conservation Topics

Take a deep dive into topics that matter for Hawaiʻi’s species and ecosystems. Learn about wetland hydrology, how watersheds work, the importance of ʻōhiʻa, and more.

An image of a waterfallHow Hawai‘i’s native forests provide water and habitat for our communities, plants, and animals.
An image of a fenced and unfenced forestFences help maintain a balance between areas with hoofed animals for hunting and areas with native forests needed for drinking water.
Hoofed animals & rapid ʻōhiʻa deathAn invasive fungus is killing Hawaiʻi’s sacred tree. Hoofed animals play a surprising role in spreading the fungus.
An image of a forest fire in HawaiʻiLearn about climate threats to our forests and what we’re doing about them.

An image of an urban forest or garden

Learn how our work also supports agriculture in Hawaiʻi.

Introduced deer can be a food source in some places, and threat to forests or crops in others. Learn how we work with partners to find the balance.
An image of a wetland an bird linking to a StoryMap on wetlands in HawaiʻiWhat is a wetland, and how does it work? Explore Hawaiʻi’s wetlands, mauka to makai.
An image of an ohia tree linking to more info on ohiaLearn about ʻōhiʻa, its cultural importance, and the threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.
An image of a kāhuli linking to an educational page about kāhuliMusic, place names, and legends feature Hawaiʻi’s tree snails.
An image of albizia trees along a road linking to a storymap on albiziaAlbizia trees are a huge problem for Hawaiʻi. Learn more in this StoryMap.
An image of Christmas berry linking to a storymap on Christmas berry biocontrolLearn about a tool that could keep Christmas berry, an invasive plant, in balance.

Learn About Hawaiʻi’s Special Places

Learn more about the areas we manage by exploring the stories of a particular place. DOFAW manages over one million acres of public land on behalf of Hawaiʻi’s people, and sharing information about these places is very important to us. We have multiple ways for you to learn about Hawaiʻi’s special places online: pages about the individual places we work, outdoor videos taken across Hawaiʻi, and virtual tours of selected areas.

An image of a forest
An image of north shore Kauaʻi
An image of an ʻaukuʻu in a wetland
An image of a sheep
An image of the Na Pali coast with the word Videos
Virtual field Trips