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Check out this new video from our partners at the Big Island Invasive Species Committee. First detected in 2016 in South Kona, by 2021 the twolined spittlebug (TLSB) had impacted more than 175,000 acres of ranchland on the west side of Hawai’i Island. In this documentary from Visual Resonance Media, learn more about how Hawai’i ...
Read More New Video: Pest in Paradise – Two Lined Spittle Bug

We have known that invasive species cost money to control in addition to the costs associated with impacts to human health, the economy, and environment, but a global cost estimate has alluded us until now.   After five years of study, the international research team directed by scientists from the Écologie, Systématique et Évolution (CNRS / ...
Read More HISC NEWS – How much are invasive species costing us?

  Online Application Form The Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC) provides interagency coordination and direction on invasive species issues in Hawaiʻi. Each year, the HISC creates an interagency budget to address projects that: fill gaps between agency mandates and existing programs, or advance our collective knowledge and tools through research and innovation. The budgeting process ...
Read More NOW CLOSED – FY22 HISC Call for Proposals

WHAT IS BIOCONTROL? Classical biological control (biocontrol) is the selection and introduction of a natural enemy of an invasive plant or insect pest which suppresses that pest in its home range, and the “reuniting” of this natural enemy with the invasive pest to provide long-term, cost-effective, and sustainable pest management. There are other forms of ...
Read More How Biocontrol Helps Hawaiʻi ~ New Video!

Check out all the recordings from HISAM 2021 below… WEEK 1: FEATURING TALKS FROM HAWAIʻI ISLAND Monday, February 1 12:00 pm HISAM opening ceremony with Hālau ʻŌhiʻa. Check out the opening ceremony for HISAM 2021: https://www.facebook.com/halauohia/ Tuesday, February 2 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm History of Invasive Species in Hawaiʻi and the impacts on our environment, economy, ...
Read More Now available ~ All HISAM 2021 Presentations

After approximately a year of stakeholder engagement and collaborative priority setting, the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council (HISC) and the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) are pleased to announce the release of a final HISC & CGAPS Joint 2025 Strategy. This document replaces both the 2015-2020 HISC Strategic Plan and the 2015-2020 CGAPS Strategic ...
Read More Joint 2025 Strategy for HISC & CGAPS Finalized and Released

Presenter: Dr. Tim Gallaher, Herbarium Pacificum, Botany Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BISH). Summary: Learn the latest information on the development of a new website featuring the Plants of Hawai‘i, by the staff of the Herbarium Pacificum in the Botany Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BISH). Abstract Title: A New Plants of ...
Read More Brown Bag #31: A New Plants of Hawai‘i Website (Tim Gallaher, Bishop Museum)

Presenter: Lisa Kaluna, Research Assistant for Dr. Susan Jarvi, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Summary: Learn the latest information on Rat Lungworm (RLW) parasitic disease that was presented at the International RLW Conference held in Hilo, Hawai‘i on January 7, 2020. Abstract Title: Angiostrongylus cantonensis in slugs and snails of east Hawai‘i island and ...
Read More Brown Bag #30: Rat Lungworm Update (Lisa Kaluna, UH Hilo)

A new web map shows which invasive species are targets for detection or control using HISC funds in FY19. The map displays House districts in Hawaii and for each district provides a list of species for which funding was provided. Please note that the listing of a species does not necessarily mean that it has ...
Read More Web map shows priority invasive species targets statewide

The scope of the Hawai‘i Interagency Biosecurity Plan addresses three biosecurity areas including pre-border (for example, agreements on handling and treatment of products before they enter the state), border (for example, inspection authorities and technologies), and post-border (for example, tools and capacity for response after invasive species have become established). The benefit of a comprehensive ...
Read More January 2020 Progress Report Released for Interagency Biosecurity Plan

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