Invasive annihilation

  • Courtesy Kauai Invasive Species Committee

    Multiple coqui frogs were reported in 2018 in Kapahi, and response was quick to remove them.

  • Courtesy state Department of Agriculture

    Brown tree snakes haven’t gotten a foothold on Kauai, but the Kauai Invasive Species Committee has a trained staff member ready to respond if they do make a presence.

LIHUE — From brown tree snakes to coqui frogs, parakeets and mongoose, miconia and common rush, Kauai has a list of invasive species that have taken root, and is planning to prevent other species from arriving.