Hawaii has so many unique native plants and animals, but they are in serious trouble. More than a third of the endangered species on the U.S. endangered species list come from Hawaii. Hawaii is called the endangered species capital of the world! Today, in Hawaii, we have 316 endangered species that can be found in various ecosystems. It just didn't happen over night, but it happened over a long period of time. When the Polynesians and Europeans came to Hawaii, they upset the delicate BALANCE of life that had once existed on the islands of Hawaii.

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