To support the National Park Service in the protection, preservation, and interpretation of the natural and cultural resources at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
Located more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continental land mass, the Hawaiian Archipelago is the most geographically isolated island group on the planet. Hawaiian plants and animals began to evolve over 70 million years ago in nearly complete isolation. Over 90% of Hawai‘i’s native terrestrial flora and fauna are found nowhere else. This level of endemism surpasses all other places on earth — even the Galapagos Islands. Despite their protected status, this treasure trove of species faces decimating threats. That’s why we need your help!