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COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY Volunteers with Hawaiian Airlines plant native loulu palm seedlings at the Kona Hema Preserve. A partnership formed between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nature Conservancy to reintroduce seedlings at the preserve, which is close to where the original trees were found.
COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY Sam Gon, senior scientist and cultural adviser at the Nature Conservancy, stands next to the original loulu palm discovered by George Schattauer on a South Kona ranch in 1960.