Tom Coffman

Interview with Sam Gon Kokeʻe, Kauaʻi 5/26/99 tape 1

Interview with conservationist Sam Gon recorded in Kokeʻe, Kauaʻi on May 26,1999 for the documentary May Earth Live: A Journey Through the Hawaiian Forest. Topics include how endemic plants, trees, and animals originally came to the Hawaiian Islands; the different Hawaiian ecosystems these life forms thrived in; how the Hawaiian Honeycreeper came to Hawaiʻi and evolved into the ʻIʻiwi; how insects evolved in Hawaiʻi; the biological uniqueness and biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands; forests and other ecosystems; the impact of alien plant, animal, and insect species on native Hawaiian ecosystems, plants, animals, and insects.

Languages: English


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