Scholars, environmentalists and government officials are due to discuss issues like protecting coral reefs and controlling invasive species at the Hawaii Conservation Conference this week.
The three day meeting begins Wednesday at the Hawaii Convention Center.
The Hawaii Conservation Alliance says this year’s meeting is due to highlight conservation management success stories from Hawaii, New Zealand, Micronesia, and other Pacific islands.
American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono is due to deliver the keynote address on Friday.