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When worlds collide: challenges and opportunities for conservation of biodiversity in the Hawaiian Islands

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DOI: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch22

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Abstract

This chapter identifies four key challenges and opportunities for long-term conservation of biodiversity in the Hawaii's Islands. Following are the challenges that need to be resolved for remaining species of native forest birds to survive into the next century: invasive species, landscape processes, social factors, and climate change. These challenges are also relevant to other threatened terrestrial taxonomic groups (i.e., plants and invertebrates) in the Hawaiian Islands. Such threats are familiar to conservation biologists the world over, but rarely do they act as synergistically as they do in the Hawaiian Islands. The chapter reviews conservation successes and failures in Hawaii, and provides an example of the possible future course of conservation in other island communities.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
When worlds collide: challenges and opportunities for conservation of biodiversity in the Hawaiian Islands
ISBN:
9781118679838
DOI:
10.1002/9781118679838.ch22
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Publisher location:
Hoboken, NJ
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Islands Climate Science Center
Description:
12 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Conservation biology: voices from the tropics
First page:
188
Last page:
196
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i