Hawaii is known for the sun, land (the aina) and the sea. As Hawaiians/locals we are taught to be stewards of these natural resources. We are unique in many aspects of the word. Hawaiian biodiversity has always been at our forefront and a source of organic inspiration. Hawaiʻi’s remoteness can explain much of the uniqueness of its flora and fauna. The islands were, and continue to be, formed on a tectonic plate slowly moving over a hotspot of volcanic activity with each island formed in chronological sequence, thus of different age. The island chain is a very long way from and has never been connected to any other large landmass. Organisms that got to the islands, got here by wind, water, or wings and found a diverse set of habitats in close proximity and ranging from rain forest to alpine. We are truly like nowhere else in the world. New arrivals often had little competition which resulted in different evolutionary drivers than in areas with many other species already present.