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  The State of Hawaii will be hosting the 4th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) in February 2016. HISAW is organized in coordination with the U.S. National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) and regional Pacific Invasive Species Awareness efforts. HISAW seeks to promote information sharing and public engagement in what the Hawaii State ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2015                                                                  DOH INVESTIGATES CASES OF LOCALLY-ACQUIRED DENGUE FEVER ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII HONOLULU – The Hawaii ...
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Rat Lungworm Disease (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) is a parasite that primarily impacts rats, but has unfortunate impacts on humans, too. The parasite reproduces in rats, but is excreted in its larval stage and completes its development inside slugs or snails as an intermediate host. If a rat consumes a snail or slug, the parasite completes its lifecycle ...
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At a meeting of the Hawaii Invasive Species Council on July 29, 2015, the HISC approved an interagency spending plan totaling $4.75M for state fiscal year 2016, supporting 35 projects that will help fill gaps between and expand beyond the state’s existing civil service programs that address invasive species concerns. The budget was a difficult ...
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has released plans to assist in the early detection and rapid response of invasive naio thrips (Klamothrips myopori) for the islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Maui. The plans were produced in collaboration with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, the Oahu Invasive Species ...
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Navy has completed the Regional Biosecurity Plan (RBP) for Micronesia and Hawaii. The RBP is an unprecedented effort to analyze risks and coordinate enhancements in biosecurity. The RBP was initiated as part of the environmental impact analysis for a plan to potentially relocate military personnel from ...
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At a ceremony at the Hawaii State Capitol today, Governor David Ige proclaimed Invasive Species Awareness Week. This was one part of a day-long celebration to bring attention to the issue of invasive species across the islands and to recognize volunteers, organizations and businesses who continue to play a critical role in addressing what the ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCESNews Release DAVID Y. IGEGOVERNOR CARTY CHANGINTERIM CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release March 2, 2015     HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIESRECOGNIZED AT CAPITOL CEREMONY Six Individuals and Five Organizations/Businesses Honored Honolulu – What do Hawaiian Airlines, volunteers, a National Guardsman, a property management company, plant quarantine inspectors, ...
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HAWAII’S TOP TEN INVASIVE SPECIES HIGHLIGHTED DURING ANNUAL WEEK (Click on image to watch video) Kaneohe Bay Invasive Algae Control Project (Division of Aquatic Resources) Hawaii’s Invasive Species Week is being staged in coordination with both the U.S. National Invasive Species Week (NISAW) and a number of regional Pacific invasive species awareness efforts in Palau and Samoa. ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCESNews Release DAVID Y. IGEGOVERNOR CARTY CHANGINTERIM CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release March 2, 2015     HAWAII’S TOP TEN INVASIVE SPECIES HIGHLIGHTED DURING ANNUAL WEEKFocus on Environmental & Economic Impacts of Invasives (Click on image to watch video) HONOLULU – Little fire ants, coconut rhinoceros beetles, albizia trees, rats, mongoose, ...
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