Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor at The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, world-renowned expert on Hawaiian ecology.
From the Hawaiian Islands and Rapanui to the Amazon rainforest, Dr. Samuel ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon has circled the globe in his quest to blend culture and conservation, acre by acre. The senior scientist and cultural advisor of The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i has been instrumental in many facets of the Conservancy’s work. Sam strives to blend the richness of unique Hawaiian ecosystems with the equally rich culture that developed here. As a kahuna kākalaleo, practitioner of Hawaiian chant and protocol, he serves as a Kahuna Pule (prayer master) at the heiau (temple) of Puʻu Koholā at Kawaihae, Island of Hawaiʻi with Nā Waʻa Lālani Kāhuna o Puʻu Koholā.
Sam was recently honored as a “Living Treasure of Hawaiʻi” for his rapprochement of conservation biology and Hawaiian cultural practice. With over three decades of experience in Hawaiian ecology, he is a leading expert in biological inventories and research, field ecology, entomology, arachnology, ethology, natural community classification, ecological modeling and biological database management.
Sam Ohu Gon III says
Invited to give a TED talk on Maui come September! Why am I nervous already?
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Leimomi Kekina Dierks says
SWEEET!! I can't wait!!
John Bell says
You Go BoY!…..We are all very happy about this!
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Jamie Kawauchi says
Ho'omaika'i…no worries Ohu, it's a wizzzz for you!!!
John Oshiro says
This is going to be AWESOME!
Mike Fujita says
Beckee Morrison says
Reckon I'm gonna hafta go see that.
Pualani Maksoer-ella says
dont be you be calmm and talk with your heart and pray before you go oke Ke Akua will quid you braddah
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Jay London says
TED is perfect for you. You'll be great!
Yvette Lee says