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  • Fostering public understanding, enjoyment, and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge and its surrounding ecosystems;
  • Providing volunteer assistance on important Refuge projects;
  • Working with elected officials in support of the Refuge mission, and
  • Raising funds to help support the purposes and goals of the Refuge.

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 Options for Controlling Mosquito Transmitted Diseases

in Hawai'i

A presentation by

Dr. Jolene Sutton, University of Hawai'i at Hilo

May 2, 1018 7:00 pm

Mokupāpapa Center, 75 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, Hawai'i

Until the early 1800’s, there were no mosquitoes in Hawai‘i. Mosquito transmitted disease is now responsible for the decline and extinction of many of our native birds, and other types of mosquito borne disease are a threat to humans as well. Dr. Sutton will discuss efforts that are being made to combat this ongoing problem, and will describe strategies that have thepotential to suppress and even eliminate disease carrying mosquitoes in Hawai‘i.

Admission is free

'I'iwi. Image (c) Jack Jeffrey, www.jackjeffreyphoto.com