Talk Story: Ray Kahaunaele

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    Ray Kahaunaele

  • Photo courtesy Ray Kahaunaele

    Kauai Invasive Species Committee Field Operations Supervisor Ray Kahaunaele learns techniques for rapid response to brown tree snake sightings during an August training on Guam.

  • Photo courtesy Ray Kahaunaele

    Ray Kahaunaele of the Kauai Invasive Species Committee handles a brown tree snake during an August training on Guam.

Little fire ants and long-thorn kiawe, coqui frogs and cattail, false kava and mongoose; all have the potential to destroy native species and change ecosystems if they get a foothold on Kauai.