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- Latest in Hawaiʻi BiocontrolCurrent Projects: Target: Quadrastichus erythrinae Agent: Aprostocetus nitens Draft Environmental Assessment Comment Period Closed: January 22, 2020 Target: Tibouchina herbacea & related melastomes Agent: Syphraea uberabensis Draft Environmental Assessment Comment Period Closed: February 24, 2020 Target: Miconia calvescens Agent: Euselasia chrysippe Draft Environmental Assessment Comment Period Closed: May 26, 2020 Target: Schinus terebinthifolia Agent: Pseudophilothrips ichini […]
- Resolution 19-2: Keeping Cats Indoors & Using Peer-Reviewed ScienceOn January 29, 2019, the Hawaii Invasive Species Council adopted a resolution supporting the keeping of pet cats indoors and the use of peer-reviewed science in pursuing humane mitigation of the impacts of feral cats on wildlife and people. Background Feral and free roaming cats are documented predators of wildlife. This predation is a particularly problematic issue in […]
- Palau National Invasive Species CommitteeThe Palau National Invasive Species Committee (NISC) was created by the National Environmental Protection Council (NEPC) through Resolution #2 on January 21, 2004. This action was taken in response to Presidential Executive Order 219, which directed the NEPC to create such a committee. In December 2008, by Executive Order 251, the NISC was separated from the NEPC and made an […]
- History of BiocontrolBrief history of biocontrol Biocontrol of weeds has been practiced with great success for over a century in Hawaiʻi and around the world. There are records of hundreds of successful releases of biocontrol agents throughout the world, dating back to the late 1800s. The first record of biocontrol released in Hawaiʻi was in 1902 when […]
- Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Why are you proposing to introduce another species that may become invasive? A: Since 1975, when the State of Hawai’i enacted stringent protocols for biocontrol research and testing, more than 50 biocontrol agents have been released without any adverse effects or switching of hosts. Biocontrol has helped us to sustainably manage widespread pests like […]
- HISC Approves Funding for FY16 Interagency ProjectsAt 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 […]
- Enforcement Division Launches New DLNRTip App(Honolulu) – Last weekend a man sent DLNR Chair Suzanne Case photographs of two hammerhead sharks, left dead near the He‘eia Small Boat Harbor on Windward O‘ahu. It’s impossible to determine how they died. Were they hooked and discarded? Were they caught up in a net? Did someone kill them illegally? This is exactly the kind of situation the DLNR hopes people will report immediately using its new DLNRTip app.
- Interactive Online GIS Maps Latest Maptool for Resource ManagementHONOLULU -- As software advances continue to provide new applications for interactive online maps, natural resource managers are better able to use up-to-date information that is critical in advancing management capabilities. Two Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) divisions are now utilizing an interactive geographic information system (GIS) called MapTool which outlines boundaries of resource management areas, and provides site-specific information, including applicable regulations and a link to the relevant Hawai‘i Revised Statutes.
- Laie Fisherman Sentenced For Operating His Vessel Within A Restricted Area Of Waimea Bay“Ocean water safety is of utmost importance. Any type of reckless behavior by vessel operators that has the potential to endanger other ocean water users is not acceptable and law enforcement response will take place,” said Randy Awo, DOCARE Chief.
- Makai Watch Program Raises Awareness On Oahu’s North ShoreHONOLULU - Hawaii’s Makai Watch Program is a collaborative program where communities, non-government organizations (NGOs), and the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) work together to improve stewardship of marine and coastal resources. This innovative program is modeled after the successful Neighborhood Watch programs.