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Default DO “LOCALS” BELONG IN HAWAII: How Invasive Species Control is Threatening Local Culture

DO “LOCALS” BELONG IN HAWAII: How Invasive Species Control is Threatening Local Culture
By Sydney Ross Singer
Monday, January 23rd, 2012

DO ?LOCALS? BELONG IN HAWAII: How Invasive Species Control is Threatening Local Culture | Hawaii Reporter
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Governor Abercrombie's $110 million, 10-year The Rain Follows the Forests plan, focusing on replenishing Hawaii's watershed, has targeted prime hunting grounds for a fence, weed, and kill campaign. http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/watershed/The...Fact-Sheet.pdf

Areas are fenced and the sheep, goats, deer and pigs inside will be eradicated, along with the plants that feed them, such as strawberry guava and banana poka (a passionfruit variety.) It is a forest make-over that pits conservationists against those who use these wild spaces to feed their families...
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