Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Summit (November 30, 2016)
CGAPS helped organize a Summit on Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) and a presentation of the new ROD Strategic Response Plan. The ROD Summit was held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol Auditorium on November 30, 2016, and was webcast by ʻŌlelo Community Media. To view the morning session of the Summit, click here. To download the ROD Strategic Response Plan click here: ROD-Strategic-Response-Plan-Final-Web-112216.pdf.
Even though it is illegal to import or possess snakes and piranha in Hawaii, there are a few bad apples that smuggle them in, where they may be set free or escape. Do you know who to call if you see a snake?? The Pest Hotline is a toll free number that you can dial direct from any island (without using the area code). Keep Hawaiʻi free, call 643-PEST (643-7378). This number is also the amnesty line, where you can surrender illegal pets without questions or fear of prosecution.
Here’s a handy jingle featuring Frank DeLima to help you remember who to call whenever you see a snake or other suspicious creature.
This PSA may be used free of copyright for educational purposes, and you are welcome to download the mp3. This project was funded by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council. If Windows Media Player is your default player and you have problems with the download, try this link to play the jingle.
CGAPS has conducted several awareness campaigns since its formation. The first in 1997 included a booklet titled, “Silent Invasion,” which was written and coordinated by The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii and designed by InfoGrafik.