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PDN Article: Officials Call for Christmas Tree Fumigation

Please open the attachement below to read the article.

To be more precise, the Guam Department of Agriculture requires Christmas trees imported to Guam to be sprayed with a pyrethroid insecticide 3 to 6 weeks before harvest.  For background info, see:

http://guaminsects.net/anr/content/christmas-trees-potential-pathway-invasive-species-entering-guam

Technical Note: Using QGIS to Detect Georeferencing Errors in an Online MySQL Database

 

ABSTRACT The Guam Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Eradication Project uses an online MySQL database to keep track of trapping data and observations. Point locations for traps and observations are stored as decimal degrees in fields for latitude and longitude. This note describes use of QGIS, an open source geographical information system, to find points which do not lie within Guam's shoreline. A QGIS plugin named eVis is used to connect to the online MySQL database to download and visualize georef-rerenced trap and observation data. A QGIS project and associated data which demonstrate the methods can be downloaded from http://guaminsects.net/anr/content/technical-note-using-qgis-detect-georeferencing-errors-online-mysql-database.

To read more, see the attached PDF.

 

Hawaii Invasive Species Council Resolution 12-1 Supports the Micronesia Biosecurity Plan

HAWAI‘I INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL

Resolution No. 12-1

SUPPORTING THE MICRONESIAN BIOSECURITY PLAN REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION, AND REQUESTING THE INCLUSION OF HAWAI‘I AS A POTENTIAL RECIPIENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES.

See http://malamahawaii.org/hawaiigreengrowth/files/2012/01/HISC-MBP-Resolution-Jan-2012.pdf for the full resolution.

According to the Record of Decision for the Guam Military Buildup, the Navy planned to release the MBP for public review during March 2011.

 

Micronesia Biosecurity Plan Documents on MCES Web Site

Some documents about the Micronesia Biosecurity Plan have been made available on a web page put together for the 17th Micronesian Chief Executive Summit at:
http://www.guammces.info/documents.php

Look near the bottom of the page.

 

KUAM News Story: Rhino beetle infestation spreading

Ken Quintenilla, KUAM News, February 16, 2012: Rhino beetle infestation spreading

Guam Rhino Beetle Stars in Political Cartoon

I have my Google Alerts to send me email whenever "Guam" and "rhino beetle" are found on new web pages. Today, I got an alert with an unusual title "A vote for the Lost Bunny of the Apocalypse is a vote for Guam". Apparently, a political cartoonist in Chicago has included our beloved rhino beetle and brown treesnake in his cartoons. Follow this link to see the full story by Erin Thompson at Guam Pacific News. 

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