WAIMANALO (HawaiiNewsNow) – The coqui frog is tiny and tenacious. Its call in the wild has been heard all over Oahu.
“There are a few sites on Oahu where they’re currently established. We’re working on that. I think there are three in Waimanalo and one in Hawaii Kai,” Neil Reimer said.
He runs the state’s Plant and Pest Control Branch. He said between June 2010 and June 2011, inspectors located and eradicated coqui in 70 different areas of the island.
Hear a coqui, call 832-0578
Oahu Democrats passed a resolution pointing out that keeping invasive species out of Hawaii is vital and recommending that the Plant and Pest Control Branch be fully funded. They provide a vital service that protects public health, Hawaii agriculture and native forests. This is a vital service that cannot be subject to the vagarious funding.