The sea is swallowing up coastline after coastline, until it reaches your special beach, then in the blink of an eye it is gone. Just like the Australian coastline, many other coastlines around the world are experiencing erosion.
An Island fable about the coconut tree, for today and tomorrow. The story explores how the coconut tree has become ornamental in Hawai'i, especially in Waikiki and around Honolulu, instead of being a source of food and water. Coconut trees without coconuts. Symbols of lost identities. Exotic images as a backdrop for semi-naked tourists lounging on the beach.
Among Hawaii's species extinctions since the early 19th century are twelve specialist nectar-eating, pollinating birds. By gathering images of all twelve, and their stories, this work seeks to generate a sense of this loss.
In this moving essay on the Hawaiian tree snail Achatinella fulgens, Michael Wang explores the history of the species' decline and the unique portal that it offers into the cultural and biological richness of these islands.
In Australia's Northern Territory, and elsewhere, Indigenous vocabularies do more than identify species. They also communicate a range of important ecological information. As linguist Nicholas Evans writes here, they can direct us to what is unique and key in a species.