A fight against invasion - Hawaii Edi...

A fight against invasion - Hawaii Editorials

There are 5 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 2, 2009, titled A fight against invasion - Hawaii Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

With state funds dwindling, officials are struggling to combat the many invasive species threatening Hawaii By Christine Donnelly POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 02, 2009 Return to Paginated View As state funding dries up, scientists devoted to protecting Hawaii's fragile ecosystem from invasive species such as miconia, coqui frogs, fire ants and ...

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glenn paul

Johnson City, NY

#1 Jun 2, 2009
Ref...A fight against invasion...YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE IT. Hawaii is known for no snakes. According to the SB, people are smuggleing in snakes constantly. Snakes are NOW on Oahu, Kauai, and the big island. TALK ABOUT KILLING TOURISM. I saw a story maybe 1 year ago a guy was caught at the airport with a snake and he was taken directly to jail and fined $10.000. Actually what should have happened to him. Just think, as a tourist on the beach, you saw a snake slithering by, OH MY WORD. The beach would be empty in seconds. AND..word travels fast...ESPECIALLY TO TRAVEL AGENTS. I know Hawaii has an immediate snake response team. MAYBE $50.000 fine would be appropriate and expell the party immediately. Aloha from Northeast PA.
KOUKOA

San Diego, CA

#2 Jun 2, 2009
During the great depression, the government put together the CCC which did a lot to save and improve the environment, although it was not called that back then. How about putting together a volunteer organization to fight the invasive species?
alice

Kahului, HI

#3 Jun 2, 2009
I find most men an invasive species.
Ted Nugent Nation

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jun 2, 2009
Oh, I thought they were talking about latinos.
PhilipT

Hawi, HI

#5 Jun 3, 2009
Use of the word "eradication" in conjunction with coqui on the Big Island is just downright misleading. It'll never happen. On the other islands, however, eradication of coqui may be possible, and relentlessness and early action--regardless of economics--are crucial to keep the other islands from having the same issues (i.e., being overwhelmingly invaded).

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