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Maui Invasive Species Committee to Discuss Newest Environmental Threats

March 13, 2014
Maui Weekly

Abe Vandenberg of the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, March 18, meeting of the Kihei Community Association (KCA). He will discuss three species that fit that definition of "invasive" for South Maui--coqui frogs, the banana bunchy top virus and Little Fire Ants (LFA).

"Now is the time to quickly address the LFAs, as we can not allow them to establish here," said KCA President Mike Moran.

Doors open at 6 p.m.; the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Kihei Charter Middle school behind the Kihei Car Wash at 41 East Lipoa at site of the former Hapa's Nightclub.

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"'Invasive' can be defined as offensive or intrusive, and 'invasive species' as introduced species that adversely affects habitats," said Moran. "While most agree the our own human species has had the most adverse effect on the natural habitat, we often simply excuse ourselves and look at other animals and plants as the invaders."



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