Endangered Species In Hawaii
Hawaii has been referred to, not necessarily flatteringly, as the "endangered species capital of the world." The islands' physical isolation means plants and animals carried here by wind, water and wings have had millenia to evolve into their own unique species found nowhere else on earth. Human encroachment into previously undisturbed habitats has threatened the survival of many of these rare, native species. The U.S. government says 377 species native to Hawaii are endangered.