PROJECTS

MELON FLY (Bactrocera Cucurbitae)

What and Why: The melon fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) is a fruit fly that is a major agricultural pest in Hawai‘i ...
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DEVIL WEED (Chromolaena Odorata)

What and Why: Devil weed is considered one of the world’s worst 100 invasive species according to Oahu Invasive Species ...
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AVIAN BOTULISM

What: We are currently assisting Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge on Kaua‘i with the establishment of their volunteer detector dog program ...
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ROSY WOLFSNAIL (Past Project)

This volunteer pilot project was unfortunately cancelled due to our determination that dogs are not effective tools in detecting these ...
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RODENT & MONGOOSE

What and Why: To find out more about the negative impacts of rodents and mongooses on the native species and ...
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DETECTION RATS

What: We are working on a proof-of-concept project that will utilize trained scent detection rats on miniature remote-controlled boats to ...
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SEABIRDS

What and Why: The Hawaiian islands provide habitat and nesting grounds to a variety of seabird species including endangered and ...
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