tue12sep7:00 pmtue8:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - September 12, 2023Invasive Wildlife of the Pacific Islands7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


September 12, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

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Invasive Wildlife of the Pacific Islands

The terrestrial biota of the Central Pacific is primarily defined by its degree of isolation. At the center are the Hawaiian Islands, almost 4,000 km (2,480 miles) from the closest continental land mass. Millions of years of evolutionary isolation created beautiful and unique native ecosystems. However, the Central Pacific islands were suddenly besieged by alien rodents, carnivores, ungulates, reptiles and diseases. Dr. Steven Hess, research biologist with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, reveals how reversing the devastating effects of alien species has proven to be difficult, but limited successes have resulted in the dramatic recovery of native species.

When: September 12 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.