Certified Businesses
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Looking for a Coqui-free Business?

coqui in plantThe "Coqui-free" certification program for the island of Maui is a pilot program designed to prevent the spread of coqui frogs via the plant trade. The program is based on following voluntary codes of conduct for plant providers. If you see a business designated as "Coqui-free," you can feel confident that you will not be movingĀ  coqui frogs to your neighborhood or place of business when purchasing plants or plant products.

The objective of the "Coqui-free" certification program is to encourage industry participants to adopt specific practices to prevent the spread of coqui frogs on Maui. Participating businesses receive free advertising and can market themselves to the public as certified "Coqui-free" if they meet specific standards.

Industry representatives were invited to review and critique the proposed "Coqui-free" program and their input has been incorporated into the final certification standards and program structure. Businesses are certified "Coqui-free" after interviews and site visits conducted by Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) staff.

The Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) is a partnership fighting to protect Maui County from the most harmful invasive plants and animals that threaten our environment, economy, and quality of life. MISC has been working to make Maui Coqui-free since 2004.


Maui Invasive Species Committee