Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)
HEAR CLOSING CURRENT STATUS (read more...)[hide this content]
As of 17 May 2013:
HEAR CLOSING A message from Dr. David Duffy... (read more...)[hide this content]
A message from Dr. David Duffy, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), University of Hawaii (posted 05 November 2012):
Because of a lack of funds, HEAR (www.hear.org) may close as soon as December 15, although there may be enough funds to extend it until February 15. This will mean several things. The web site will be placed on a new server although it is not clear who will pay for the server or for transitioning the site. HEAR data will not be updated. The Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) site will also become frozen, as will numerous books, reports and papers. As software evolves we will likely lose the ability to access the data. The various list servers will need new owners, otherwise moderated lists will cease to function altogether, while other lists will not be able to add or delete members. The Starr photo collection will remain accessible, but only through a third party site that will charge for access.
I should point out that we have already lost the original home of the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) website, although it has found temporary refuge. Together with HEAR, this site represents the corporate memory both here in Hawaii and across the Pacific of efforts to sustain our natural ecosystems and agriculture against problems caused by species alien to the islands. HEAR also serves as the glue that holds the community together, providing information and facilitating communication. I just hope hindsight is kind to this decision.
HEAR INTERMITTENT OUTAGES info & resolution... (read more...)[hide this content]
Please accept our apologies for recent intermittent outages of the HEAR website. This is not an indication that HEAR is going offline; outages are seemingly due to hardware failures, and delays in restarting are due to holiday schedules. We are in the process of actively addressing these issues. Hopefully, by the end of January 2013, we will have these issues solved on a relatively permanent basis. Thank you for your patience, and once again, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. firstname.lastname@example.org
HEAR CLOSING What you can do to help... (read more...)[hide this content]
Many people have asked "What can I do to help?" with respect to the possible shutdown of the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) project, so here it is:
HEAR site map
HEAR on facebook
To report a pest, call 643-PEST (7378) toll-free from anywhere in Hawaii! [more info...]
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.
|Some documents posted on the HEAR website are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If your computer is not already set up to read these files, you can download the FREE Adobe Acrobat reader. You can set up most web browsers to automatically invoke this reader (as a "helper application" or "add-in") upon encountering documents of this type (refer to your browser's documentation for how to do this).|
|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).|