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HISC Brown Bag Presentation #5 Title: Prioritizing Plants for Eradication: Weighing Potential Invasive Impacts Against Feasibility Presenter: Kelsey Brock, Early Detection Botanist, Kauai Invasive Species Committee, UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit Date: May 4, 2017 Summary: In our fifth installment of the HISC Brown Bag presentation series, early detection botanist Kelsey Brock describes the new assessment tool developed by the ...
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Angiostrongyliasis, also known as rat lungworm (RLW) disease, has been in the news lately. There has been a recent “spike” in both confirmed and probable cases on the island of Hawaii and on Maui so far in 2017. While not officially declared an “epidemic” by the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH), the relative severity of ...
Read More Get the Facts about Rat Lungworm Disease

Through a grant from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council, the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species has produced a series of educational programs on invasive species, in collaboration with the Leeward Community College Educational Media Center. The series, called “Line in the Sand”, brings experts together to discuss four important issues in invasive species management for Hawaii: ...
Read More “Line in the Sand” series educates viewers on invasive species

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #4 Title: Curbing Aquatic Alien Species Transfer to Hawaii by Regulating Ballast Water and Vessel Biofouling Presenter: Jules Kuo, Ballast Water and Hull Fouling Coordinator, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources / UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit Date: March 2, 2017 Summary: In our fourth installment of the HISC Brown Bag presentation series, aquatic invasive species expert Jules ...
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HISC Brown Bag Presentation #3 Title: Getting Reacquainted with the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment   Presenter: Charles Chimera, Weed Risk Assessor, Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment Date: January 19, 2017 Summary: In our third installment of the HISC Brown Bag presentation series, botanist Charles Chimera gives us an overview of the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment (HPWRA). The HPWRA is a quantitative tool to ...
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Rose-Ringed Parakeet Invasion from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo. DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2017 FOCUS ON INVADING PARAKEETS DURING HAWAI‘I INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK Thousands of Birds Causing Ecological and Economic Damage (Lihue, Kaua‘i) – It’s another spectacular sunset near Spouting Horn ...
Read More News Release: Invasive Rose-Ringed Parakeets on Kauai

  HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES HONORED Volunteer Opportunities & Recent Successes Highlighted during Invasive Species Awareness Week (HONOLULU) –  Hawaii’s 5th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) starts today with a series of volunteer opportunities, and will end with a ceremony in Governor David Ige’s office to recognize people and organizations ...
Read More Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week 2017 is here!

Hawaii has no indigenous mosquito species, and none were present in Hawaii until the accidental introduction of Culex quinquefaciatus by ship in 1826. Since then eight species of mosquito have become established in Hawaii. According to the Hawaii Department of Health, only six of these species interact with humans and wildlife, but the impacts they ...
Read More New Research May Help Protect People and Birds from Mosquitoes

HISC Planner John-Carl Watson appeared on the webseries “Hawaii is my Main Land,” part of the ThinkTech Hawaii series of local interviews and talkshows. In the episode, John-Carl discusses the impacts of invasive species to Hawaii’s agriculture, environment, and way of life, and overviews the new Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan and Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness ...
Read More HISC on the web: Think Tech Hawaii and Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week

The Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) has produced the first-ever Kaho‘olawe Biosecurity Plan, detailing the unique history of the island and the threats posed by invasive species. The plan analyzes potential pathways for invasive species to reach the island and provides protocols and best management practices for mitigating invasive species risks. The plan covers a ...
Read More KIRC produces first-ever Kahoolawe Biosecurity Plan