Coqui on Windward Oahu

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.

A loud moth
A Coqui quire can be as loud as a chains.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s