Puna is home to many endemic and robust plants of Hawaii, vastly attributed to its climate. Much of the volcanic (Hawaii Volcano National Park) activity is attributed to happening in Puna and continues to make changes to the landscape. Kilauea is the name of the volcano in this area and is considered to be one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Kilauea is also believed to be the house of a Hawaiian demi-god (Pele). Many cultural and native beliefs have significant connections to the Kilauea.