Dr. Jolene Sutton and colleagues make the front page of the Hawai’i Tribune-Herald for their mosquito research

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8:27pm by

“To protect Hawaiʻi’s unique, imperiled native birds, researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and UH Hilo are teaming up with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to adapt a ‘birth control’ method used across the U.S. mainland to control mosquitoes. The scientists are taking the first steps to adapt a safe, targeted and efficient mosquito control method known as Incompatible Insect Technique to reduce the population of the disease-carrying mosquitoes that harm native birds in Hawaiʻi.”

—A Department of Land and Natural Resources news release

Read full article at UH News.

apapane (Hawaiian Honeycreeper)

Hawaiian Honeycreeper, photo credit Hayataro Sakitsu