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Legislators Consider Tougher Invasive Species Control Measures

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Invasive species have been corrupting Hawai?i's environment since the first human contact, but recent generations have seen new invasive species arriving at an ever-increasing rate. To date there's been no single statewide agency to deal with the problem, which is why state lawmakers are considering Senate Bill 2399. The measure would create a "Hawai?i Invasive Species Authority."

The Conversation's Chris Vandercook talked with Big Island Invasive Species Committee's Franny Brewer about the measure and what it could mean in the ongoing fight against non-native species.

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