Hawaii tropical moist forests

WWF Abstract

One of the world's biological treasures, the Hawaiian Tropical Moist Forests ecoregion is home to a high diversity of endemic species. For 70 million years, the Hawaiian Islands have been isolated from the rest of the world by vast stretches of the Pacific Ocean, and this isolation has resulted in the evolution of an incredible diversity of fungi, mosses, snails, birds, and other wildlife. In the lush, moist forests high in the mountains, Koa and `Ohia'lehua trees are draped with vines, orchids, ferns, and mosses. This diversity of habitats and richness of life make Hawaii's moist forests some of the most spectacular places on Earth.
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Ecozone:Oceania
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:United States
Area:1,663,998 acres (673,396 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiian Islands Biosphere Reserve
Kalaupapa National Historic Site
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Pu'uohonua O Honaunau National Historical Park National Historic Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER