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The Hawaii Invasive Species Council has released its 2017 report to the legislature, Budgetary and other Issues Relating to Invasive Species. Reporting on actions in State Fiscal Year 2016, the report includes: a summary of projects funded by HISC in FY16-17, current agency resources & shortfalls relating to invasive species, a discussion of the economic costs associated with ...
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Dr. James Leary, Assistant Specialist with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, will be presenting his research and fieldwork to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) in Washington DC on December 5. The presentation is part of NISC’s Innovation Summit, a day-long meeting to share innovative approaches to invasive species ...
Read More Watch online: Hawaii Research on Weed Control Presented in Washington DC, Dec 5

The HISC Brown Bag Series is an ongoing set of informal lunchtime presentations to facilitate information sharing among partners and stakeholders. Presentations are are announced via the HISC email list and remote access is provided by WebEx.    HISC Brown Bag Presentation #2 Title: I’m Just a Bill: An Overview of Hawaii’s Legislative Process Relating to Invasive ...
Read More HISC Brown Bag #2: Hawaii’s Legislative Process & Invasive Species

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council is proud to announce a new, ongoing series of informal lunchtime presentations to facilitate information sharing regarding invasive species. This series aims to provide a forum for updates from HISC partner agencies, presentations about the achievements made by HISC-funded projects, or updates from the HISC Support Program. The HISC Brownbag Series will be hosted online via WebEx ...
Read More HISC Brown Bag #1: PILN Meeting 2016

Invasive species impact many parts of our lives, economy, and environment, and dealing with invasive species requires many hands all working together. Hawaii is a model for how different state, federal, county, and private entities can come together and work on shared goals. Representative Cindy Evans (North Kona, South Kohala, North Kohala) recently dedicated an ...
Read More HISC on TV: Representative Cindy Evans’ Show “Now What?”

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will hold its 2016 World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii, from September 1 to 10. The IUCN WCC is the Olympics of conservation, an event happening every four years that draws heads of state and leaders from government, non-profits, and private industry together to discuss global ...
Read More Invasives at the IUCN WCC, Sep 1-10 2016

Visit http://fightthebitehawaii.com to learn about mosquito-borne illnesses (including zika, dengue, chikungunya, and others) and how to minimize your risk. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DAVID Y. IGEGOVERNOR VIRGINIA PRESSLER, MD DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2016                                                                              16-040  HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RELAUNCHES “FIGHT THE BITE” EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN ABOUT MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASE PREVENTION HONOLULU – As summer ...
Read More DOH Launches “Fight the Bite” Campaign for Mosquito-Borne Diseases

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH  DAVID Y. IGEGOVERNOR VIRGINIA PRESSLER, MDDIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2016                                                                               16-030 JOINT TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED TO COMBAT RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE IN HAWAII HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) and the East Hawaii Liaison to the Office of the Governor announced today the establishment of a Joint Task ...
Read More Release: JOINT TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED TO COMBAT RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE IN HAWAII

The Hawaii Department of Health has produced an informational site for residents and visitors seeking information about the Zika virus. Zika is not currently circulating in Hawaii, but the mosquito species that could potentially carry Zika are found here. Mosquitos in Hawaii can carry a number of diseases of concern, including dengue fever and avian malaria. ...
Read More DOH Provides Information on Zika Risk in Hawaii

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 ...
Read More HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES HONORED AT CAPITOL