As announced in a joint press release earlier this week by the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture and the Department of Land and and Natural Resources, HISC agencies are collectively announcing the release of a new invasive species reporting site at 643pest.org and a “643-PEST” mobile app available for Android and iOS platforms. The new services are designed to complement the existing 643-PEST invasive species telephone hotline, which will continue to function alongside its new online counterparts. The new initiative allows people to upload photos and map coordinates when reporting invasive species sightings, allowing for faster response by the appropriate agencies.
The system was developed by the Hawai’i Biodiversity Information Network (HBIN), a project of the University of Hawai’i’s Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, with app development by Natural Resources Data Solutions, LLC. In addition to uploading photos and map coordinates, the new system allows users to submit any notes they feel necessary and provides an option for anonymous reporting. Please share the info below with your networks and communities.
643-PEST mobile app: