This Enamel Pin - Kāhuli from Laulima Hawai'i is available at Pop-Up Mākeke and features the extinct Achatinella viridans.
Achatinella viridans was once found from Nuuanu to Palolo on Oahu. They were reported to be so numerous that they hung in clusters on vines, but unfortunately, this species is now considered extinct.
Pacific island land snails have suffered more extinctions than any other group of animals in the world. Hawaiʻi once harbored more than 750 land snail species, but more than half have disappeared due to habitat loss and predation by invasive species. Land snails are vital parts of native ecosystems, as they play a crucial role as decomposers and fungivores. Conservationists are working diligently to preserve the immense diversity of Hawaiian land snails.
This gold metal pin measures 1.35" and has an epoxy coating. It is the perfect accessory piece to any outfit to add a pop of color in a subtle way but in a way that will also make you stand out.
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