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From DLNR: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 26, 2016 HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES HONORED State Capitol Ceremony Recognizes Extraordinary Efforts  (HONOLULU) – Hawaii’s 4th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) wrapped up today with a ceremony in Governor David Ige’s office to recognize people and organizations who’ve been instrumental in the fight ...
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High school students from across Hawaii answered a call for submissions to a video contest from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council and the Oahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC). The students created public service announcements on the theme: How do invasive species affect you? We received 11 great submissions from aspiring videographers and conservationists, and their videos are ...
Read More Student Videos for Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week!

Little fire ants (LFA, Wasmannia auropunctata) have begun to spread throughout the state. First introduced to Puna in 1999, and shortly thereafter to Kauai, these ants are one of the worst invasive species imaginable in Hawaiʻi. They invade houses, gardens, and forests. The ants are also arboreal; they swarm up plants and trees. When disturbed, they ...
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The Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) has released a report titled Can’t See the Forest for the (Albizia) Trees: An Invasive Species Update. This report, required by legislation passed during the 2015 legislative session, provides an update to the 2002 LRB report Filling the Gaps in the Fight Against Invasive Species. The 2002 report analyzed gaps between agencies ...
Read More Legislative Reference Bureau releases invasive species study