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“Nuisance” Species and Natural Resource Management. A Hawaiian Perspective Dr. Isabella A. Abbott. From mountains. to the sea. Volcanic islands are a continuum of habitats. Stream flow links this entire state’s land mass to the coastal zone.

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nuisance species and natural resource management

“Nuisance” Species andNatural Resource Management

A Hawaiian Perspective

Dr. Isabella A. Abbott

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From mountains

to the sea

Volcanic islands are a continuum of habitats

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Ahupua’astretch from mauka(mountain) - makai(ocean)

Land – ocean tenure based on

relationships and resources

Stewardship that built a resilient society

Land and coastal processes are linked.

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Formed via volcanic action,

lava flows lay foundation for spectacular oceanic islands.

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Isolating mechanisms abound

Deep valleys

Deep channels

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Hawaii’s isolation is global

Greatest distance away from any land mass

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Threats to native aquatic species

Non-indigenous introductions

unintentional /intentional

Changes in land use practices

Loss of ecosystem quality–

deterioration & poor water

Ballast water

targeted species collections

Mechanical impacts

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Even in the ocean, some Hawaiian species are found no where else – they are endemic.

25 % of corals

25 % of algae

25 % of shallow water fish

32 % of shallow water invertebrates

Only on our reefs

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Nohu pinao

Natives Gallery

Hihiwai

O’pae kala’ole

Peleophycus

multiprocarpium

O’opu nopili

` ilio holo i ka ua ua

These species are only in Hawai’i

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Banana

Taro

Coconut

Pig

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Hawaiian Principles:

Mālama

To take care of; preserve

Today:

Respect and conserve the environment

Pono

In perfect order; true condition

Today:

Do the right thing..

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Mālama i ka lani

Stars guided their ancestors.

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Mālama i ka āina

The land gave them life and protection.

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Mālama i ka wai

Streams gave them water for their families and crops.

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Mālama i ke kai

The ocean delivered their ancestors to these islands and gave them food.

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Ahupua’astretch from mauka(mountai) - makai(ocean)

Land and coastal processes are linked.

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