Tonight’s DLNR Meeting on Wildlife Rule Amendment
DLNR News Release
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will host a public hearing tonight to receive testimony on proposed amendments to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 13, Subtitle 5, Part 2, Chapter 124, “Indigenous Wildlife, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, and Introduced Wild Birds.”
The primary purpose of the proposed amendments is to prohibit and deter the transport and release of introduced wildlife. Introduced species can impact Hawaii’s ecosystems and economy by introducing harmful predation and competition to indigenous species, damaging watersheds, spreading pathogens and diseases, and harming agriculture.
“The movement of live, introduced wildlife poses direct threats to our native ecosystems, and the proposed amendments will help prevent harm to our natural resources and economy,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson.
The purpose of the public hearings is to collect public testimony on the proposed amendments, such as suggestions for clarifications, improvements or modifications. DLNR encourages the public to provide testimony by either attending hearings or submitting written testimony. Molokai’s public hearing is scheduled as follows:
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Time: 5 p.m.
Mitchell Pauole Community Center Hall,
90 Ainoa St., Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
The public may submit written testimony within 15 days following the close of the last public hearing by mailing written testimony to: Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 1151 Punchbowl St., Room 325, Honolulu, HI 96813, attention Lauren Goodmiller.
The public can review the proposed amendments at:
For more information, the public may contact Lauren Goodmiller at (808)587-0028 or Lauren.E.Goodmiller@hawaii.gov