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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT :
Steven Allison, Ph.D., Nature Editor
Discovery Channel Online
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RARE HAWAIIAN PLANTS ON WWW
The Nature Tuesday section of Discovery World on the Discovery Channel
Online (www.discovery.com) will feature an interactive exploration of
Hawaii's rare plants and the historical events that have brought many to
the brink of extinction. The story is available online starting June
18,1996, and runs until July 15, 1996.
Written by Adele Conover, who has also written for Smithsonian and
NationalWildlife, DCOL's story peels the onion of changes in the
Hawaiian landscape from the present back to the Islands' first volcanic
emergence from the sea. Ms. Conover traveled through the island chain,
into remote forests and cutting edge laboratories gathering information
for the story. Through unique multimedia illustrations, DCOL's Internet
audience can explore the damage done to Hawaii's indigenous flora by
everything from cows to pineapple plantations.
The story includes the efforts of private and public institutions, such
as Lyon Arboretum, and interested individuals working to perpetuate the
most endangered species. "I am delighted that DCOL will bring the
unique beauty of Hawaiian plants and their need for protection to a
world wide audience," said Dr. Charles Lamoureux, Director of the Harold
L. Lyon Arboretum of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Color photos
by island photographers are also included in the story.
Created by the editorial, design, and programming staff of Discovery
Channel Publishing, a department of Discovery Communications, Inc., it
will be presented on the world wide web in both HTML and Macromedia's
Shockwave for Director. Since its launch on July 1, 1995, DCOL has won
numerous design awards and been profiled in several internet magazines.
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