Lessons From Hawai’i

10th November 2017


Location : HAUS KCH

Hosted by :

  • US. Embassy Kuala Lumpur


  • Momentum KCH

  • Timbre Kuching

  • Borneo 744

In partnership with the US Embassy, Momentum KCH presents a 2-hour talk by a Senior Scientist from The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i.

The Skinny
+ Friday Night, 10th November 2017
+ 7pm - 9pm
+ Timbre, HAUS KCH
+ Light FnB on Sale

Your Speaker
Dr. Samuel M. ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon, III is a Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor for The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i. He holds more than 30 years of experience in conducting biological inventories and research, field ecology, entomology, arachnology, ethnology, natural community classification, ecological modeling and biological database management.

Topic Abstract
One of the challenges of conservation is demonstrating its relevance to people. Without a constituency supporting conservation, it cannot achieve its goals.

Hawaiian culture is closely tied to the natural world, and examining those cultural ties offers lessons and models that can be applied in Malaysia and elsewhere in the world. Both practical and intangible elements of culture (e.g, spiritual and intellectual) can be used to forge strong connections between people and their regional biocultural diversity. Examples from Hawaiian plants and animals illustrate these connections.