ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam » Dead mice laced with painkillers are about to rain down on Guam’s jungle canopy. They are scientists’ prescription for a headache that has caused the tiny U.S. territory misery for more than 60 years: the brown tree snake. Most of Guam’s native bird species are extinct because of...Continue reading
It appears the effort to eradicate the notorious brown tree snake on Guam and keep it from infesting Hawaii will not fall victim to congressional budget tightening – at least for now. The program was on the verge of being canceled this week because the fiscal year is ending and Congress has imposed a...Continue reading
After 30 years of protecting native animals and plants, the head of Hawaii’s agricultural inspection operation leaves behind a short-handed and beleaguered team today, worried that invading species are slipping into the islands. “Shipments are backed up but are still being inspected. That’s the good part,” said Domingo Cravalho Jr., who is retiring as...Continue reading
WAILUKU – Bring a flashlight to a workshop on Wednesday arranged to teach residents how to locate the invasive brown tree snake, which has overwhelmed parts of Guam. Mayor Charmaine Tavares’ office, the state Department of Agriculture and Division of Forestry and Wildlife along with the Maui Invasive Species Committee are hosting the free...Continue reading
These beautiful winged animals were all over this island. Then, the brown tree snake entered and changed our ecosystem forever. Most of the birds that were found only on Guam will never be seen again. They are gone forever because of one invasive animal. Christmas opens the door for more invasive animals to show...Continue reading
Agricultural groups fear state layoffs will backlog shipments By Erika Engle POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 08, 2009 Agricultural industry executives worry that Hawaii businesses will wither on the vine and incoming food will rot on the docks if the state goes through with massive layoffs of agriculture inspectors. Plans call for laying off...Continue reading
KAHULUI – Environmentalists and farmers lashed out Thursday night at the announced layoffs of state agricultural inspectors, arguing that the move planned by the Lingle administration would uproot efforts to preserve the island’s agricultural industry and pristine environment. Close to 100 people turned out at a Senate Ad Hoc Committee meeting held in the...Continue reading
From Jeffrey Parker and Masako Cordray Westcott of the Hawaii Agriculture & Conservation Coalition Emergency Senate Hearing on the Dept of Agriculture layoffs – please testimony today! Thursday, Sept 3rd, 5-9pm, Maui Waena School, 795 Onehee Ave, Kahului email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Sample Testimony...