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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 and the resources affected by them in Hawaii and the Pacific.

Webmaster's pick
Strawberry Guava Biocontrol
Strawberry guava biocontrol (Psidium cattleianum, Tectococcus ovatus)
"Restoring natural balance to Hawaii's forests and watersheds with the help of a bug...." [more...]

Webmaster's pick archives
All previous postings to the HEAR Webmaster's Pick are available online.
Featured species
Lobate lac scale
lobate lac scale (Paratachardina pseudolobata)
Lobate lac scale, a serious pest of many tree and shrub species, was confirmed to be on Oahu by HDOA personnel in October, 2012. (Scientific name: Paratachardina pseudolobata [Hemitera: Kerriidae])
HEAR on facebook
HEAR now has a facebook page where news items are frequently posted.

Report a pest!  Call 643-PEST (7378) from anywhere in Hawaii.
To report a pest, call 643-PEST (7378) toll-free from anywhere in Hawaii! [more info...]

News phlash!

News Phlashes moved to facebook
News item updates are now posted on HEAR's facebook page (public; no need for a facebook account). Please check there frequently (and "like" the page if you do have a facebook account) for frequent news updates relevant to invasive species and conservation in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.

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

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The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is currently funded by grants from the Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service with support from PCSU (UH Manoa). Historically, HEAR has also received funding and/or support from the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), PIERC (USGS), the USFWS, HCSU (UH Hilo), and HALE (NPS).

Comments?  Questions?  Send e-mail to: webmaster@hear.org. (Additional contact info is also available online.)

This page was created 27 May 1997 by PT, and was last updated on 17 May 2013 by PT.
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