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Venture into pit crater aimed at saving endangered plants

  • COURTESY HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
    Only 20 of this rare native haha, or Cyanea stictophylla, were estimated to be alive in 1996, and all were on Hawaii island. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park rangers last week took cuttings and seeds from the haha and three other plants in an effort to regenerate them. Below, Ranger Jon Maka­‘ike collected seeds from the endangered haha.
  • COURTESY HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
    Ranger Jon Maka­‘ike collected seeds from the endangered haha.

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