DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawai’i interagency biosecurity plan formed to protect environment, agriculture, economy and healthPosted on Sep 6, 2016 in Latest News
WHAT: Hawai‘i is at an invasive species crossroads: our islands host more endangered species than any other state, we import 80-90% of our food, and our residents and visitors are threatened by fire ants and mosquito-borne illnesses. Better biosecurity is Hawai‘i’s path forward. “Biosecurity” encompasses the set of pre-border, border, and post-border actions and policies used to minimize the impacts of invasive species on our natural resources, agriculture, health, and way of life. Hawai‘i is proud to announce a comprehensive, interagency approach to biosecurity that represents a 10-year vision for over 150 coordinated actions that would substantially enhance our biosecurity system.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 320, Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
- Suzanne Case, DLNR Chairperson
- Joshua Atwood, DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife Hawaii Invasive Species Coordinator
- Scott Enright, Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture Chair
- Darcy Oishi, Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Pest Control Branch, Biological Control Section Chief
WHY: This is the 16th of 19 daily DLNR & YOU news conferences associated with the IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawai’i 2016, Sept. 1st-10th. Complete media packages with HD Video, photographs, and a video news release will be available.
DLNR Communications specialist