2022 Save the Species

Support Save the Species THIS GIVING SEASON and help save Pritchardia woodii


This year, the IPS, in collaboration with the National Tropical Botanical Garden, will be working towards conservation efforts of Pritchardia woodii, an endangered palm located exclusively on the Hawaiian Islands.

Between #GivingTuesday, November 29, and December 31, 2022, donate to Save the Species and help us in our efforts!


Known to many as “the world’s most beautiful small palm,” Pritchardia woodii is being threatened by surrounding plants and animals, who feed on their miniature coconut-like seeds. With only 450 palms left in the wild, this species has been unable to regenerate new seedlings, vital to its survival.

Our Save the Species effort directly targets habitat protection and conservation efforts for this endangered species.

Hear what Mike DeMotta, Curator of Living Collections at the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), has to say about Pritchardia woodii.

Where the money goes

Double your impact! When we reached our initial goal of $5,000, your donations were generously matched! 

But the gifts don’t stop there! The more we raise, the more we will be able to help save Pritchardia woodii and its native habitat!

By supporting our Save the Species Campaign, you will help:

Build an ex-situ collection of Pritchardia woodii at Kahanu Garden.

Protect existing palms from invasive plants and animals who feed on their seeds.

Create DNA collections for future analysis and conservation.


For the palm super-enthusiasts, we offer 2 premium donation levels that come with special recognition. Make a donation on behalf of yourself or in honor of someone else.

WooDII HERO: $1,000

Donate $1,000 and receive special recognition in our monthly newsletter and on social media!


Donate $5,000 and receive special recognition in our monthly newsletter, the next edition of PALMS, and on social media!


Pritchardia woodii Superhero ($5,000 donation)

  • Glenn Franklin

Pritchardia woodii Hero ($1,000 donation)

  • Thomas Jackson
  • Jeffry Brusseau
  • Eric Gage
  • Leland Lai
  • Gregg Hamann
  • Susan McFarland
  • Andy Hurwitz

Pritchardia woodii

About the National Tropical Botanical Garden

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

They are dedicated to preserving tropical plant diversity and stemming the tide of extinction – through plant exploration, propagation, habitat restoration, scientific research, and education. NTBG’s Gardens and preserves are safe havens for at-risk species that otherwise might disappear forever.