tue11jul7:00 pmtue8:00 pmAfter Dark in the ParkBirds, Not Mosquitoes: Wolbachia to the Rescue

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Event Details

Birds, Not Mosquitoes: Wolbachia to the Rescue

The Hawaiian honeycreepers have been called the “Jewels of the Forest.” At one time there were over 55 species of these unique native Hawaiian honeycreepers. Deeply linked to Hawaiian culture, just 17 species remain with 6 of those listed as critically endangered. Join Dr. Chris Farmer, Hawai‘i Program Director for American Bird Conservancy, as he shares a new message of hope. Using mosquito “birth control”, a proven tool that is being used in multiple countries around the world can stop avian malaria spread by the non-native mosquitoes. This tool can help protect both birds and people from deadly tropical diseases.

When: July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series.

Event is free, however your suggested $2.00 donation helps support park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

For information, call (808) 985-6011.

Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.