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The mission of the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is to provide technology, methods, and information to--and to facilitate communication among--decision-makers, resource managers, and the general public to help support effective science-based management of harmful non-native species in Hawaii and the Pacific.


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NEW Strawberry guava's hold has proven devastating
UH-Hilo professor Jon Price explains the threat that strawberry guava poses to Hawaii's native forests... [more...]


NEW Tenbruggencate on strawberry guava biocontrol
Hawaii journalist Jan Tenbruggencate presents information about biocontrol for strawberry guava... [more...]


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Featured species
NEW Strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum) is "one of the state's most invasive alien weeds" for which a biocontrol agent (Tectococcus ovatus) is proposed for release in Hawaii.
strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum)
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    Governor signs new noxious weed law New!
    A recent article explains that "[Hawaii] Governor Linda Lingle signed a bill into law this week that will regulate the importation and sale of plants harmful to public health, agriculture or the environment." [ more ]

    Hawaii Ant Plan now online New!
    The Hawaii ant plan, prepared by the Hawaii Ant Group, is now online. [ more ]


    Updated HEAR species info pages New!
    HEAR species info pages with recent updates include:
     -coqui (frog)
     -greenhouse frog
     -kahili ginger
     -firetree
     -hala scale

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    Archival HEAR news phlashes (all previous postings to this section) are also available online.



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    This page was created 27 May 1997 by PT, and was last updated on 03 June 2008 by PT.
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