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The HISC released its FY16 Call for Proposals for invasive species project funding on April 30, 2015. Proposals are requested from government agencies within the State of Hawaii, including the University of Hawaii system, and county and federal partners, for projects that address interagency invasive species issues. HISC-funded projects complement existing programs within state agencies and are those that: ...
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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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A new study on the economic impact of LFA in Hawaii titled, “Taking the Sting out of Little Fire Ant” has been published in Ecological Economics.   The journal is providing free access to read or download the article through April 2, 2015 at http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1QWu53Hb~05vkf.  After April 2, there will be a fee to read or ...
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A group of Hawaii researchers examining control strategies for the invasive plant miconia (Miconia calvescens) have won an Outstanding Paper Award from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). Dr. James Leary, Assistant Specialist for Invasive Plant Management Science at the University of Hawaii’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM), co-authored the paper with ...
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    The State of Hawaii is hosting the 3rd annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) in February 2015. 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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  On June 19, 2014, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 1716 (Making an Appropriation for Invasive Species Prevention, Control, Outreach, Research, and Planning) into law. Becoming Act 102, the measure provides an additional $5M in funding for invasive species efforts in Fiscal Year 2015, in addition to $750,000 previously appropriated for FY15 at the ...
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